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Mark Hellinger

Mark Hellinger



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Also Known As: Died: December 21, 1947
Born: March 21, 1903 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Producer ... producer journalist writer



Tony Scott ( 2006-05-08 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Noted journalist and columnist, Hellinger wrote short stories and several Broadway revues and worked with Damon Runyon and Walter Winchell. In 1923 he began working with the ‘New York Daily News’ writing articles on Broadway, the stars, the soda jerks, the cleaning women and others. He began his film career writing the screenplay for "Night Court" in 1932. He was hired by Warners to work as associate producer on a number of their high profile films of the early 1940s.

albatros1 ( 2007-11-02 )

Source: Wikipedia The Internet Encyclopedia

Mark Hellinger (March 21, 1903 - December 21, 1947) is primarily known as a New York theatre critic and reviewer. The Mark Hellinger Theatre (now the Times Square Church) in New York City is named for him. Produced a number of films including his last film The Naked City (1948), a black-and-white film noir for which he also provided the narration. Hellinger also provided the story for the classic 1939 Jimmy Cagney/Raoul Walsh gangster movie The Roaring Twenties. He based the story on his own experiences during the turbulent decade. In a forward that appears at the beginning of the film, he wrote “ It may come to pass that, at some distant date, we will be confronted with another period similar to the one depicted in this photoplay. If that happens, I pray that the events, as dramatized here, will be remembered. In this film, the characters are composites of people I knew, and the situations are those that actually occurred. Bitter or sweet, most memories become precious as the years move on. This film is a memory - and I am grateful for it. Mark Hellinger ” Hellinger and his wife Gladys Glad, a cast member of the Ziegfeld Follies, are buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York

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