Van Druten, John William (văn drōˈtən) [key], 1901–57, English dramatist. His best-known plays, primarily light comedies, include Old Acquaintance (1940), The Voice of the Turtle (1943), I Remember Mama (1944), Bell, Book and Candle (1950), and I Am a Camera (1951). In 1944 he became a U.S. citizen.
See his autobiographies, The Way to the Present (1938) and The Widening Circle (1957).
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