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Also Known As: Died: March 14, 1992
Born: March 21, 1906 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...


Writer (feature film)

Valley of the Dolls (1967) as Screenwriter
Valley of the dolls tells the story of three remarkable women whose lives are affected by show-business celebrity. Neely O'Hara struggles to make it on the Broadway stage. Yet, when she's reached the pinacle of success in that arena, she finds the view from the top lonely, empty, and unfulfilling. Anne, a small-town New England girl, is unable to resist the temptation of the bright lights of New York. She finds a secretarial job with Lyon Burke -- a well-known entertainment attorney -- who numbers among his clients the creme de la creme of show-business elite (Neely O'Hara among them). After being asked by a photographer to "fill in" for a model who fails to appear for a job, Anne is suddenly catapulted into the role of super-model. Her face is everywhere -- magazine covers, billboards, and television. Soon Neely and Anne find themselves competing for the affections of Lyon. Meanwhile, struggling starlit Jennifer, is forced to make "B" movies in order to make a living for herself and her over-demanding mother.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) as Screenwriter
Musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic.
Forever, Darling (1956) as Screen story and scr
A madcap woman's guardian angel tries to save her marriage.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as Screenwriter
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.
The Glass Slipper (1955) as Ballet librettos, lyrics and scr
Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.
Flame and the Flesh (1954) as Screenwriter
American Madeline (Lana Turner), a no-better-than-she-has-to-be (and then only when pushed)traveler arrives in Naples. She has an eye for men and a penchant for getting by on her wits---a 1954 term for body---and soon has a well-meaning (dumb) young composer, Ciccio (Bonar Colleano)providing her with room and board. But she has a male counterpart in Ciccio's friend, cafe-singer Nino (Carlos Thompson), who recognizes her for what she is and he decides to intercede on behalf of his friend. Black Widow Madeline welcomes him into her parlor, in a manner of speaking to get past the censors, and the next thing Nino knows, he has abandoned his wedding plans with sweet-young-thing Lisa (Pier Angeli), and runs off with Madeline. Lisa and Ciccio are left with wringing hands, and Madeline and Nino become an American/Italian version of the "Battling Bickersons" or "The Honeymooners", with none of the fun.
Lili (1953) as Screenwriter
A French orphan gets a job with a carnival puppet show.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Episode two scr
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
Plymouth Adventure (1952) as Screenwriter
Epic dramatization of the Pilgrims'''' journey to the new world on the Mayflower.
Kim (1951) as Screenwriter
Rudyard Kipling''''s classic tale of an orphaned boy who helps the British Army against Indian rebels.
King Solomon's Mines (1950) as Screenwriter
A spirited widow hires a daredevil jungle scout to find a lost treasure in diamonds.
Shockproof (1949) as Writer
A beautiful ex-con falls for her parole officer while still dating the crook who landed her in prison.
The Loves of Carmen (1948) as Screenwriter
A Gypsy temptress seduces an innocent young officer, and then dumps him for another man.
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948) as Contract Writer
After the accidental death of an idiot heir, a stunt man is hired to impersonate him while the family gathers to determine the dispersment of the estate of Miss Tatlock's millions.
Golden Earrings (1947) as Screenwriter
An English POW tries to hide from the Nazis by posing as a gypsy.
National Velvet (1945) as Screenwriter
A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
The Seventh Cross (1944) as Screenwriter
Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
Appointment for Love (1941) as Contract Writer
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.

Producer (feature film)

The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Producer
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.

Music (feature film)

The Glass Slipper (1955) as Composer
Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.
Lili (1953) as Composer
A French orphan gets a job with a carnival puppet show.

Writer (special)

Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) as Writer
A musical adaptation of the classic children's story about a poor farm boy named Jack who trades the family cow for some magic beans -- and his adventures when he climbs a stalk that grows from the beans.

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