Ring Lardner Jr. Bio Details

Full name

Ringgold Wilmer Lardner Jr.





Date of birth

19 Aug 1915

Birth place

Chicago Cook County Illinois, USA

Date of death:

31 Oct 2000

Place of death

Manhattan New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA

Ring was blacklisted during the Red Scare of 1940s and 1950s America.  He refused to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee and was fined $1,000 and imprisoned for a year.  Afterwards he said he never regretted his ties with communism, saying 'I still think that some form of socialism is a more rational way to organize a society, but I recognize it hasn't worked anywhere yet'.
Ring was famous for stating that "Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone With the Wind" would not make a good movie and that "M*A*S*H" would not translate into a successful TV series.
Academy Award 1942 - Writing - 'Woman of the Year'
Academy Award 1970 - Writing - 'M*A*S*H''

Ring Lardner Jr.

Screenwriter for 'M*A*S*H'
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Relationship History

Frances Chaney



Ring Lardner Jr. Children

Katherine Lardner


Katherine Lardner

step-child with Frances Chaney

Ring Lardner Jr. Siblings

John Lardner


David E. Lardner


James Lardner


Ring Lardner Jr. Family

Ring Lardner Jr.'s parents:

Ring Lardner Jr.'s father was Ring Lardner Ring Lardner Jr.'s mother was Ellis Abbott Lardner

Ring Lardner Jr.'s children:

Ring Lardner Jr.'s step-daughter is Katherine Lardner

Ring Lardner Jr.'s current partners:

Ring Lardner Jr.'s wife was Frances Chaney

Ring Lardner Jr.'s siblings:

Ring Lardner Jr.'s brother was John Lardner Ring Lardner Jr.'s brother was David E. Lardner Ring Lardner Jr.'s brother was James Lardner

Ring Lardner Jr.'s nieces and nephews:

Ring Lardner Jr.'s niece is Katherine Lardner

Ring Lardner Jr. FameChain Links

Academy Award Winners 1942 - The 14th

Other people in this association:

Walt Disney

Mary Astor 1942

Oscar Hammerstein II 1942


Academy Award Winners 1970 - The 42nd

Other people in this association:

Goldie Hawn 1970

Dame Maggie Smith CBE 1970

John Wayne 1970