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Preston Sturges

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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Preston Sturges (/ˈstɜrdʒɪs/; born Edmund Preston Biden; August 29, 1898 – August 6, 1959) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and film director. In 1941, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film The Great McGinty, his first of three nominations in the category.

Fact file

  • Born: Edmund Preston Biden August 29, 1898 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: August 6, 1959 (aged 60) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Occupation: Playwright, screenwriter, film director
  • Years active: 1928–1956
  • Spouse(s): Estelle de Wolf Mudge (1923–1928; divorced) Eleanor Close Hutton (1930–1932; annulled) Louise Sargent Tevis (1938–1947; divorced) Anne Margaret "Sandy" Nagle (1951–1959; his death)

Read more about Preston Sturges at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

R.I.P. for the spec script, long a source of some of Hollywood's most beloved films.
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-01-19 18:00:00
Entertainment has lost a key pipeline for fresh ideas. Started by Preston Sturges and mastered by William Goldman and others, scripts written on spec gave screenwriters a chance to develop their own stories.

THE DVD SHELF: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Find “Love Is Strange” and Revisiting Two Comedies
Playbill Combined , 2015-01-25 05:00:07
This month's column looks at John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in "Love Is Strange," Preston Sturges' "The Palm Beach Story," and the Jackie Gleason/Carol Channing "Skidoo."

Theater Review: ‘Strictly Dishonorable,’ a Sexual Morality Tale
NY Times Theater, 2014-07-27 22:00:50
Libation fuels intentions in “Strictly Dishonorable,” a comedy by Preston Sturges, revived by the Attic Theater Company.

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