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George Middleton (October 27, 1880 in Paterson, New Jersey - December 23, 1967 in Washington, D.C.) was an American playwright, director, and producer.



He was famous for his plays The Failures and Adam and Eva. From 1927 to 1929 he was president of the Dramatists Guild of America and was responsible for creating the Minimum Basic Agreement, which remains the basic text for determining theatrical royalties.[1]


On October 29, 1911, he married Flora Dodge 'Fola' La Follette (September 10, 1882 in Madison, Wisconsin - February 17, 1970 in Arlington, Virginia), the oldest child of United States Senator Robert Marion La Follette, Sr. of Wisconsin and Belle Case La Follette. His brothers-in-law were: Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and Philip La Follette.

Published works

  • Belle C. and Fola La Follette, Robert M. La Follette, 2 vols, (1953), wife and daughter.
  • Middleton, George, These Things Are Mine: The Autobiography of a Journeyman Playwright, The MacMillian Company, 1947.


  • Weisberger, Bernard A., The La Follettes of Wisconsin Love and Politics in Progressive, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1994.



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