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Also Known As: Died: March 13, 1999
Born: November 24, 1912 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...


Director (feature film)

Where It's At (1969) as Director
A Vegas casino owner teaches his son the gambling business.
Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Director
A banker who''s lost his job for growing a beard embraces the cultural revolution.
The True Glory (1945) as Director
Fellow Americans (1942) as Director
Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) as Director
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
My Favorite Wife (1940) as Director
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband''s re-marriage.
They Knew What They Wanted (1940) as Director
The Great Man Votes (1939) as Director
A drunk fighting to hold on to his family discovers he has the deciding vote in a local election.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Director
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
A Man to Remember (1938) as Director
A small-town doctor fights crooked politicians during a polio epidemic.
Next Time I Marry (1938) as Director
To secure a huge fortune, an heiress has to find a husband fast.

Cast (feature film)

The Spencer Tracy Legacy (1986)
Katharine Hepburn pays tribute to one of the screen''s most natural actors, Spencer Tracy.

Writer (feature film)

Born Yesterday (1993) as Play As Source Material
Pygmalionesque story about a disreputable business tycoon who sends his kept woman to be socially educated by a former journalist.
Hardhat and Legs (1980) as Screenwriter
Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon's first collaborative effort in 28 years -- and their first work for television -- resulted in this romantic comedy about a construction worker in New York with two passions, girl-watching and gambling, and the sex education teacher he has been ogling for days.
Where It's At (1969) as Screenwriter
A Vegas casino owner teaches his son the gambling business.
Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Screenwriter
A banker who''s lost his job for growing a beard embraces the cultural revolution.
High Time (1960) as Based on a Story by
Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a dorm like the other students despite the disapproval of his grown son and daughter. As the years pass, and he gets involved in study sessions, fraternity initiations, and sporting events, he begins falling in love with Professor Gautier, the French teacher, but doesn't consider re-marrying appropriate.
The Rat Race (1960) as Screenwriter
A musician newly arrived in New York takes in a taxi dancer.
The Girl Can't Help It (1956) as Story
A gangster sets out to turn his girlfriend into a rock star.
It Should Happen to You (1954) as Story and Screenplay
A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Writer
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
The Marrying Kind (1952) as Writer
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
Adam's Rib (1949) as Screenwriter
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women's rights case.
A Double Life (1948) as Writer
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
From This Day Forward (1946) as Adaptation
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...

Production Companies (feature film)

Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Company
A banker who''s lost his job for growing a beard embraces the cultural revolution.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) as Additional Archival Material
In a rare interview, Katharine Hepburn shares her memories and memorabilia.
Moviola: This Year's Blonde (1980)
The first of two 1980 television movies about Marilyn Monroe, this version of her story, for which writer James Lee won an Emmy Award nomination, came from a chapter of Garson Kanin's popular behind-the-scenes-of-Hollywood book and covered the Monroe story from her days as an aspiring actress throug
Scarlett O'Hara War, The (1980)
The second of the "Moviola" segments, a light-hearted look at David O. Selznick's search for his "Gone With the Wind" leading lady, was acclaimed as the best of the three and brought Emmy Award nominations to Tony Curtis as Outstanding Actor for his Selznick, in supporting acting categories to Harol
Moviola: The Silent Lovers (1980)
The ill-fated romance between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert is the centerpiece of the third "Moviola" film. Swedish actress/model Kristina Wayborn made her American debut as Garbo, but next to nothing was heard from her since, other than reemerging as one of James Bond's girls in "Octopussy." The Emm

Director (special)

Born Yesterday (1956) as Director
The story of a wealthy junk dealer and the complications that ensue when he hires a writer to "educate" his sassy girlfriend.

Cast (special)

Mia Farrow: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Mia Farrow.
You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990)
A documentary about songwriter Cole Porter. Explores his contributions to Broadway and Hollywood and celebrates his distinctive lifestyle and point of view through archival material and interviews with friends.
Evening With Alan Jay Lerner, An (1989)
Broadcast of a fund-raising gala honoring lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, taped from Lincoln Center in New York. Broadcast as a presentation of "Great Performances."
Cary Grant: The Leading Man (1988) as Interviewee
A documentary about the late film actor Cary Grant, featuring interviews with several of Grant's colleagues and clips from his classic films. A "Crazy About the Movies" presentation.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1988)
A special broadcast of the eleventh annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, taped December 4, 1988 in Washington, DC. This year's honorees are Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens.

Writer (special)

Born Yesterday (1956) as Play As Source Material ("Born Yesterday")
The story of a wealthy junk dealer and the complications that ensue when he hires a writer to "educate" his sassy girlfriend.
Born Yesterday (1956) as Screenwriter
The story of a wealthy junk dealer and the complications that ensue when he hires a writer to "educate" his sassy girlfriend.

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