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Who is Charles Lederer?
Charles Lederer was a prolific and well-connected American screenwriter and director. He was born into a prominent theatrical family in New York, and after his parents divorced, was raised in California by his aunt, Marion Davies, mistress to newspaper publisher William Randolf Hearst. A child prodigy, he entered college at age 13, but dropped out after a few years to work as a journalist with Hearst's newspapers.
- also known as Charles Davies Lederer, Charlie
- born on (109 years ago) in New York City, child of Reine Davies and George Lederer
- nationality: United States of America
- education: University of California, Berkeley
- profession: Screenwriter, film director, writer, author, film producer
- parent of Daniel Lederer
- died on (39 years ago) in Los Angeles
- written work: "Kismet"
- films written:
- Follow That Dream
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- His Girl Friday
- I Was a Male War Bride
- Kiss of Death
- Kiss of Death
- Mutiny on the Bounty
- Ride the Pink Horse
- The Lady from Shanghai
- The Spirit of St. Louis
- The Thing from Another World
- It Started with a Kiss
- O. Henry's Full House
- Monkey Business
- Comrade X
- The Front Page
- Baby Face Harrington
- Within the Law
- Her Husband's Affairs
- Fearless Fagan
- films directed:
- some of the nominations and awards:
- nominated to Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
- nominated to Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical - "Kismet", with Luther Davis, George Forrest, Robert Wright
- Tony Award for Best Musical - "Kismet", with Luther Davis
- Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical - "Kismet", with Luther Davis, George Forrest, Robert Wright
- nominated to Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical - "Never Steal Anything Small"
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The Chicago Alumni Magazine (1908)
Charles Lederer is a member of the law firm of Adler & Lederer, Chamber of Commerce building. Clarence B. Herschberger, the famous football player who married Miss Grace Eberhardt, '99, is teaching at Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, ...
by John Kenneth Muir
Screenplay by : Charles Lederer. Based on the novel Pioneer, Go Home by: Richard Powell. Produced by: David Weisbart. Directed by: Gordon Douglas. M.P.A.A. Rating: UR.
by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White
Screenwriter: Charles Lederer (based on the play 'The Front Page' by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur). Cinematographer: Joseph Walker.
by Claude Summers
Wright and Forrest are probably best known for the score of Kismet (book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis), which was based on the music of Alexander Borodin and won a Tony Award in 1953. Immensely popular on Broadway, the show ...
by Mark A. Robinson
Book: Charles Lederer and Luther ...
by Thomas S. Hischak
Newman John Farrow, Richard Fleischer George Beck Charles Lederer Mark Robson Irving Cummings Robert Stevenson Hal ...
by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Kismet (book, Charles Lederer and Luther Davis; music, Alexander Borodin; adaptation and ...
Dictionary of Films (1972)
by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris
Diamond, Charles Lederer based on a story by Harry Segall Photog Milton Krasner Art Dir Lyle Wheeler, George Patrick Mus Leigh Harline Cast Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn ...
by George Mann
Director: Christian Nyby Producer: Howard Hawks Screenplay: Charles Lederer Starring: Robert Cornthwaite, Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Bill Self, Dewey Martin, James Arness A superior adaptation of JOHN W. CAMPBELL'S famous ...
Opera, Operetta, Musical Comedy by Robert Blumenfeld
book by screenwriters Charles Lederer (1910–1976), who also produced the ...
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)
by John Clute, John Grant
Screenplay Luther Davis, Charles Lederer. Based on 1953 stage musical (itself based on both Knoblock's play and 4), by Davis and Lederer, with music and lyrics by George Forrest and Robert Wright based on themes by Alexander Borodin ...
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