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Born: March 22, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, actor

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This screenwriter does not have many credits on his resume, but Stewart Stern makes up for quantity with quality. His work shows a particular gift for intimate character studies of alienated people whose quiet suffering suddenly erupts. The native New Yorker worked as a stage actor before serving in the infantry in WWII. Upon return to civilian life, Stern switched his concentration to writing. His first film credit was as dialogue director on Anthony Mann's fine, low-budget film noir "Railroaded" (1947). Soon thereafter, Stern began writing for CBS's "Playhouse 90" before earning his first screenwriting credit on Fred Zinnemann's worthy 1951 drama "Teresa" (adapted from his story and co-written with Alfred Hayes).

This screenwriter does not have many credits on his resume, but Stewart Stern makes up for quantity with quality. His work shows a particular gift for intimate character studies of alienated people whose quiet suffering suddenly erupts. The native New Yorker worked as a stage actor before serving in the infantry in WWII. Upon return to civilian life, Stern switched his concentration to writing. His first film credit was as dialogue director on Anthony Mann's fine, low-budget film noir "Railroaded" (1947). Soon thereafter, Stern began writing for CBS's "Playhouse 90" before earning his first screenwriting credit on Fred Zinnemann's worthy 1951 drama "Teresa" (adapted from his story and co-written with Alfred Hayes).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Hollow Triumph (1948) Dialogue Director
2.
  T-Men (1948) Dialogue Director
3.
  Man from Texas (1948) Dialogue Director
4.
  The Spiritualist (1948) Dialogue Director
5.
  He Walked by Night (1948) Dialogue Director
6.
  The Cobra Strikes (1948) Dialogue Director
7.
  Philo Vance's Gamble (1947) Dialogue Director
8.
  Railroaded! (1947) Dialogue Director
9.
  Out of the Blue (1947) Dialogue Director
10.
  Step-Child (1947) Dialogue Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Celluloid Closet, The (1995) Himself
2.
 Fright Night (1985) Cook
3.
 Stelle Emigranti (1983) Himself
4.
5.
 Paul Newman - Bravo Profile (2001) Interviewee
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Left college in Iowa and returned to NYC upon the sudden death of his favorite teacher in art school, Emil Ganso
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Returned to the University of Iowa after he won an acting contest and received a theater scholarship for a summer in East Hampton, NY; changed his major to theater arts upon return to college
1947:
First film credit, dialogue director on "Railroaded"
1951:
First screenwriting credit, "Teresa"
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Wrote for "Playhouse 90" (CBS) in the 1950s
1968:
Worked on "Rachel, Rachel," the first of four projects with Joanne Woodward
1973:
Last feature film credit to date, "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"
1976:
Wrote TV miniseries "Sybil" (NBC)
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Education

University of Iowa: Iowa City , Iowa -

Notes

Stern served in the infantry in WWII

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mother:
Frances Kay. Actor. Studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and, through the connection with her brother-in-law Adolph Zukor, played supporting roles in a number of silent films and Broadway musicals; Kay's career ended because her mother thought acting a sinful public exhibition.
uncle:
Adolph Zukor. Film studio executive, producer. Was married to Stern's mother's elder sister.

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