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.

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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