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Helen Deutsch Biography (1906-)
Born March 21, 1906, in New York, NY; daughter of Heyman (a furniture manufacturer) and Ann (Freeman) Deutsch. Addresses: HOME--1185 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10128.
From material provided by Helen Deutsch, CTFT learned that she reads twelfth-century middle Latin, middle French, middle English, French, and German and she has written and published verse in middle English. She has also studied and recites passages from Sanskrit classics. She is currently working on a twelfth-century novel which she says she "will never complete."
- Birth Details
- March 21, 1906
- New York, New York, United States
- Play reader, general executive, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1927-29.
- free-lance writer, New York City, 1929-42.
- founder, secretary, New York Drama Critics Circle, 1934-39.
- assistant to executive director, New York Theatre Guild, 1937-38.
- Also taught screenwriting as an adult education course in Los Angeles andat New York University.
- (With Theodore Reeves) National Velvet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1944.
- The Seventh Cross, MGM, 1944.
- Golden Earrings, MGM, 1947.
- The Loves of Carmen, MGM, 1948.
- Kim, MGM, 1950.
- King Solomon's Mines, MGM, 1950.
- (with William Ludwig, Ray Chordes, and others) It's a Big Country, MGM, 1952.
- Plymouth Adventure, MGM, 1952.
- Lili, MGM, 1953.
- (also author of ballet libretto and lyrics) The Glass Slipper, MGM, 1955.
- I'll Cry Tomorrow, MGM, 1956.
- Forever Darling, MGM, 1956.
- The Unsinkable Molly Brown, MGM, 1964.
- (with Dorothy Kingsley) The Valley of the Dolls, Twentieth Century- Fox,1967.
- PLAYS,PRODUCED Love on an Island, Westport Country Playhouse, CT, 1934.
- book for the musical, Carnival, 1961.
- Jack and the Beanstalk, NBC, 1956.
- The General Motors Fiftieth Anniversary Show, NBC, 1957.
- The Hallmark Christmas Tree, NBC, 1958.
- (With Stella B. Hanau) The Provincetown: A Story of the Theatre, Farrar and Rinehart, 1931, reprinted by Atheneum, 1972.
- The White Magnolia Tree.
- Contributor to such magazines as Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, Ladies'Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Redbook.
- "Hi-Lilli-Hi-Lo," "Take My Love," "The Ballad of Jack and the Beanstalk,""Twelve Feet Tall," "Sweet World," "I'll Go Along with You," "Looka Me," "HeNever Looks My Way," "March of the Ill- Assorted Guards."
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