Philip Dunne Biography (1908-1992)



Born February 11, 1908, in New York, NY; died of cancer June 2, 1992, in Malibu CA; son of Finley Peter (a political humorist) and Margaret Ives Abbot (anOlympic golfer); married Amanda Duff, 1939; children: Philippa, Miranda, Jessica. Career: Screenwriter and director. Worked for Guaranty Trust Company, NY, 1929; story reader, Fox Company, 1930-31; writer Twentieth CenturyFox, 1937-62; founded the Screen Writers Guild (pre-cursor of the Writers Guild of America); formed the Committee for the First Amendment (with John Huston and William Wyler) to protest the procedures of the House Committee on Un-American Activities; speech writer for Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaigns, 1952 and 1956; speech writer for John F. Kennedy's campaign, 1960; syndicated columnist and essayist for various publications, including Los AngelesTimes and Time magazine. Military service: Head of production and documentary filmmaker for the Motion Picture Bureau of the Office ofWar Information, 1942-46. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best writing, screenplay, 1942, for How Green Was My Valley; Academy Award nomination, best writing, story and screenplay, 1952, for David and Bathsheba; Golden Leopard, best film, Locarno International Film Festival, 1958, for Ten North Frederick; Writers Guild Laurel Award, 1961; Valentine Davies Award, Writers Guild of America, 1974.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Screenwriter, director
Birth Details
February 11, 1908
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
June 2, 1992
Malibu, California, United States

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