Joseph Kramm in 1952 AP wire photo

Joseph A. Kramm (September 30, 1907 – May 8, 1991) was an American playwright, actor, and director. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1951 for his play The Shrike, later adapted into a motion picture of the same title in 1955. His wife, stage actress Isabel Bonner, died of a brain hemorrhage while performing his play in 1955.[1][2]




  1. ^ "Actress Drops Dead on Cathay Circle Stage: Collapses in Hospital Bed Scene Incomplete Source". Los Angeles Times. July 2, 1955. p. 1.
  2. ^ "With Laughter on Her Lips: Dane Clark Tells How Actress Died in His Arms at Carthay Circle". Los Angeles Times. July 3, 1955. p. 1.