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Karl Tunberg

Karl Tunberg

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Also Known As: Died: April 4, 1992
Born: March 11, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA Profession: Writer ... screenwriter producer
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Karl Tunberg wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Tunberg's career beginnings can be traced back to writing for films such as the Alice Faye musical comedy "You Can't Have Everything" (1937), the The Ritz Brothers comedy "Life Begins in College" (1937) and the Shirley Temple Black musical "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1938). He also appeared in the musical comedy "My Lucky Star" (1938) with Sonja Henie, the musical comedy "Sally, Irene and Mary" (1938) with Alice Faye and the musical comedy "Hold That Co-ed" (1938) with John Barrymore. Tunberg was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "Tall, Dark and Handsome" in 1941 as well as for a Writing (Screenplay--Based On Material From Another Medium) Academy Award for "Ben-Hur" in 1959. Nearing the end of his career, Tunberg wrote the Greer Garson drama "Scandal at Scourie" (1953), "Valley of the Kings" (1954) and the Stewart Granger dramatic adaptation "Beau Brummell" (1954). He also appeared in "Libel" (1959) with Dirk Bogarde. Tunberg more recently wrote "Cannon" (CBS, 1971-76). Tunberg passed away in April 1992 at the age of 85.

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