Albert Hackett Biography (1900-1995)



Born February 16, 1900, in New York, NY; died March 16, 1995, in New York, NY; son of Arthur V. Johnson (an actor) and Florence Hackett (an actress); married Frances Goodrich (a writer), 1931 (marriage ended with her death 1984); married Gisele Svetlik, 1985. Career: Screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Appeared in films and on stage as a child and young adult; member of Lubin Stock Company, Philadelphia, PA, for three years; member of a Denver stockcompany, 1927; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, writer (with Frances Goodrich), 1933-39,then Paramount, 1943-46, then Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, beginning 1948. Awards,Honors:(All with Frances Goodrich) Academy Award nomination, best writing (adaptation), 1934, for The Thin Man; Academy Award nomination, bestwriting (screenplay), 1936, for After the Thin Man; Academy Award nomination, best writing (screenplay), 1950, for Father of the Bride; Writers Guild of America Award, 1948, for Easter Parade; Writers Guild ofAmerica Award, 1951, for Father's Little Dividend;(also with DorothyKingsley) Academy Award nomination, best writing (screenplay), and Writers Guild of America Award, 1954, both for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers;Pulitzer Prize, best drama, Antoinette Perry Award, best author (dramatic), New York Drama Critics Circle Award, best American play, 1956, and Writers Guild of America Award, 1959, all for The Diary of Anne Frank..

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Screenwriter, playwright, actor
Birth Details
February 16, 1900
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
March 16, 1995
New York, New York, United States

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