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Also Known As: Jeb Schary, Mr. Dore Schary, Dor Schary Died: July 7, 1980
Born: August 31, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: producer, screenwriter, director, playwright, author, actor, publicity

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Former actor and journalist who began writing screenplays in the 1930s and worked as executive producer of MGM's B productions (1941-43), producer for David O. Selznick (1943-47), executive vice president of production for RKO (1947-48) and, most notably, chief of production at MGM (1948-1956). Schary was unable to save MGM from its TV-induced decline in the 1950s and, after being ousted from the company, wrote plays and made occasional, independent films.

Former actor and journalist who began writing screenplays in the 1930s and worked as executive producer of MGM's B productions (1941-43), producer for David O. Selznick (1943-47), executive vice president of production for RKO (1947-48) and, most notably, chief of production at MGM (1948-1956). Schary was unable to save MGM from its TV-induced decline in the 1950s and, after being ousted from the company, wrote plays and made occasional, independent films.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Act One (1963) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) (Archival Footage)
2.
 Sunrise at Campobello (1960) Chairman of Connecticut delegation
3.
 The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) Man who drives Dickie to airport
4.
5.
 HOAXSTERS, THE (1952)
6.
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1930:
Broadway acting debut "The Last Mile"
1932:
First produced screenplay "He Couldn't Take It"
1941:
Appointed executive director of MGM's B unit
1947:
Executive VP in charge of production at RKO
1948:
Chief of production at MGM
1956:
Wrote and produced Broadway play, "Sunrise at Campobello"
1963:
Film directorial debut, "Act One"
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Notes

He was the national chairman of B'Nai B'rith's Anti-Defamation League.

He was the NYC Commissioner of Cultural Affairs.

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daughter:
Jill Robinson. Author.
grandson:
Jeremy Zimmer. Agent. Works at United Talent Agency (UTA).

Bibliography close complete biography

"Case History of a Movie"
"For Special Occasions"
"Storm in the West"

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