Melvin Frank Biography (1917-1988)

Born 1917, in Chicago, IL; died of complications from open-heart surgery, October 1988, in Los Angeles, CA; married Juliet (second wife); children: Elizabeth, Andrew, James. Career: Screenwriter, director, and producer. Metlong-time collaborator Norman Panama at the University of Chicago, and movedwith him to Los Angeles, CA, in 1938; began career writing for Bob Hope's radio show. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination (shared with NormanPanama), best original screenplay, 1946, for The Road to Utopia; Academy Award nomination (shared with Norman Panama), best story and screenplay, 1954, for Knock on Wood; Academy Award nomination (shared with Norman Panama), best story and screenplay written directly for the screen, 1960, forThe Facts of Life; Academy Award nomination (shared with Jack Rose), best story and screenplay based on factual material or material not previouslypublished or produced, Academy Award nomination, best picture, and Golden Globe Award nomination (shared with Jack Rose), best screenplay-motion picture,all 1974, for A Touch of Class..

Screenwriter, director, producer
Birth Details
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
October, 1988
Los Angeles, California, United States

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