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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: Writer ... 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).

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