Hal Wallis Biography (1898-1986)

Full name, Hal Brent Wallis; born September 14, 1898, in Chicago, IL; died after a long illness in Rancho Mirage, CA, October 5, 1986; son of Jacob and Eva (Blum) Wallis; married Louise Fazenda (an actress), November 24, 1927 (died, 1962); married Martha Hyer (an actress), 1969; children: Hal Brent.

Of his four hundred films, one hundred thirty earned Academy Award nominations and thirty-two won Oscars. In its obituary notice of October 7, 1986, Variety quoted Hal Wallis on his success: "I have been a pretty lucky fellow. On the whole, my career is a testimonial to the basic generosity of the human race. Throughout life, I've had the good fortune of knowing people who were ready to give a man a boost up the ladder."

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September 14, 1898
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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