LAZARUS, SIDNEY P., 1888-1933


Playwright, screenwriter, illustrator. Born– Shelbyville, Ky.; moved to Birmingham as a child. ┬áParents– Lew and Hannah Schwab Lazarus. Married– Maude Lazarus. Educated in Birmingham. Secretary and treasurer, Birmingham Mattress Company; moved to New York in 1919, and wrote stage plays; later moved to California, where he wrote screen plays, including Gabette, Come Along Mandy, and Dixie to Broadway. He and his wife committed suicide November 28, 1933.


Files at Birmingham Public Library.


Why Can’t I Fly. New York; Scribner, 1949.


The Singing Cobbler. New York; Harper, 1939.