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Also Known As: Died: August 2, 1980
Born: November 30, 1894 Cause of Death: illness following a heart attack
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio, USA Profession: screenwriter, novelist, playwright, actor

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Novelist, playwright and stage actor who adapted the play "Brown of Harvard" to the screen in 1926. Stewart arrived in Hollywood in 1930 and began turning out scripts noted for their polish and satirical wit, particularly the sophisticated costume drama, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), and the swank romantic comedy, "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). He joined the Hollywood Anti-Nazi league and wrote the anti-fascist script for "Keeper of the Flame" (1942) which later led to his being blacklisted in the early 1950s. The following year Stewart moved to England, where he wrote scripts and, in 1970, an autobiography.

Novelist, playwright and stage actor who adapted the play "Brown of Harvard" to the screen in 1926. Stewart arrived in Hollywood in 1930 and began turning out scripts noted for their polish and satirical wit, particularly the sophisticated costume drama, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), and the swank romantic comedy, "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). He joined the Hollywood Anti-Nazi league and wrote the anti-fascist script for "Keeper of the Flame" (1942) which later led to his being blacklisted in the early 1950s. The following year Stewart moved to England, where he wrote scripts and, in 1970, an autobiography.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Not So Dumb (1930) Van Dyke
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Served in Navy during WWI
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Moved to NY and became a writer after failing at stockbroking; wrote satricial novels in the 1920s
1926:
First film assignment was adaptation for "Brown of Harvard"
1928:
Starred on Broadway in role of Nick Potter in Philip Barry's "Holiday"
1930:
First play produced on Broadway, "Rebound" (also starred)
1930:
Moved to Hollywood; appeared in supporting role in film, "Not So Dumb"
1949:
Last US screenplay, "Edward My Son"
1951:
Blacklisted; retired to England
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Wrote screenplay for "Escapade" under pseudonym Gilbert Holland
1955:
Last film, "Moment of Danger/Malaga" (British)
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Education

Phillips Exeter Academy: -
Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1916

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wife:
Ella Stewart. Second wife; married in 1937; widow of Lincoln Steffens; died on August 5, 1980 due to a stroke.

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son:
Ames Ogden Stewart.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Perfect Behavior"
"Aunt Polly's Story of Mankind"
"Mr. and Mrs. Haddock Abroad"
"The Crazy Fool"
"Mr. and Mrs. Haddock in Paris, France"
"Father William"
"A Parody Outline of History"
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