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Also Known As: John Balderston Died: March 4, 1954
Born: October 22, 1889 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: screenwriter, playwright, magazine editor, journalist

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Playwright whose stage works provided the basis for the films "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931). Balderston went on to write several superior horror screenplays and to successfully adapt a number of literary works; he scripted two fine Hollywood entertainments, the definitive version of the swashbuckling classic, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), and the suspenseful "Gaslight" (1944).

Playwright whose stage works provided the basis for the films "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931). Balderston went on to write several superior horror screenplays and to successfully adapt a number of literary works; he scripted two fine Hollywood entertainments, the definitive version of the swashbuckling classic, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), and the suspenseful "Gaslight" (1944).

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1914:
War correspondent
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Editor of "Outlook" magazine
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London correspondent for "World"
1932:
First film based on stage adaptation, "Dracula"
1932:
Screenwriting debut, "The Mummy"
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -

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