Paul Jarrico Biography (1915-1997)

Born January 12, 1915, in Los Angeles, CA; died in an automobile accident, October 28, 1997, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Aaron (a lawyer) and Jenny (maidenname, Bernstein) Shapiro; married Lia Benedetti. Career: Screenwriter, executive story editor, producer, and playwright. University of California,Santa Barbara, Regents Lecturer, 1982, and visiting assistant professor of writing, 1987 and 1988. Military service: United States Merchant Marines, 1943; United States Navy, 1945-46. Member: Writers Guild of AmericaWest. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best original screenplay, 1942, for Tom, Dick and Harry; Grand Prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival and Grand Prize, Academie du Cinema de Paris, both 1955, for Salt ofthe Earth; Lt. Robert Meltzer Award (awarded posthumously), Writers Guild of America, 1999.

Screenwriter, editor, producer, playwright
Birth Details
January 12, 1915
Los Angeles, California, United States
Death Details
October 28, 1997
Los Angeles, California, United States

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