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Also Known As: E Maurice Adler Died: July 12, 1960
Born: June 22, 1909 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer, executive, screenwriter, short story writer

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A production chief at 20th Century Fox from 1956 until his death, Buddy Adler began his career writing ad copy for his father's elevator-shoe company. After penning several short stories, he moved from shoe business to show business when MGM signed him to a writing contract. During his tenure at that studio in the 1930s and 40s, Adler scripted several short films. After military service in the US Signal Corps, he returned to Hollywood and became a producer at Columbia where he oversaw such diverse projects as the film noir "The Dark Past" (1948), Margaret Sullavan's last vehicle "No Sad Songs for Me" (1950) and 1953's Oscar-winning Best Picture "From Here To Eternity". Although most of the films he subsequently produced were solid commercial hits such as "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955) "Anastasia" (1956) and "South Pacific" (1958), he was also responsible for the hard-hitting drug melodrama "A Hatful of Rain" (1957). At his untimely death from cancer at age 54 in 1960, Adler was assisting in the preparations for "Cleopatra" (1963).

A production chief at 20th Century Fox from 1956 until his death, Buddy Adler began his career writing ad copy for his father's elevator-shoe company. After penning several short stories, he moved from shoe business to show business when MGM signed him to a writing contract. During his tenure at that studio in the 1930s and 40s, Adler scripted several short films. After military service in the US Signal Corps, he returned to Hollywood and became a producer at Columbia where he oversaw such diverse projects as the film noir "The Dark Past" (1948), Margaret Sullavan's last vehicle "No Sad Songs for Me" (1950) and 1953's Oscar-winning Best Picture "From Here To Eternity". Although most of the films he subsequently produced were solid commercial hits such as "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955) "Anastasia" (1956) and "South Pacific" (1958), he was also responsible for the hard-hitting drug melodrama "A Hatful of Rain" (1957). At his untimely death from cancer at age 54 in 1960, Adler was assisting in the preparations for "Cleopatra" (1963).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Big Show (1957)
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1928:
Wrote ads for father's elevator-shoe business; became an executive with Adler Stores; later wrote short stories for magazines
1935:
Hired as short subject writer at MGM
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Served as lieutenant colonel in US Signal Corps
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Became a producer for Columbia
1948:
First producing credit, the film noir "The Dark Past"
1953:
Produced the Oscar-winning "From Here to Eternity"
1954:
Joined 20th Century Fox
1956:
Named head of production at 20th Century Fox
1956:
Produced "Bus Stop", starring Marilyn Monroe and "Anastasia" with Ingrid Bergman in her Oscar-winning role
1960:
Died while preparing film, "Cleopatra"
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -
University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania - 1924 - 1928

Notes

He was awarded the Legion of Merit.

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wife:
Anita Louise. Actor. Married from 1940 until his death.

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