Albert Hackett

Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor
This celebrated American screenwriter wrote such classics features as "The Thin Man" (1934), "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) and "Father of the Bride (1950) as well as the play and screen versions of "The Diary of Anne ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1900 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (29)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

from screenplay("Father's Little Dividend" (USA/1951)) (From Story)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Five Finger Exercise 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1958 (Movie)

("The Diary of Anne Frank") (Play as Source Material)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Long, Long Trailer 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Too Young to Kiss 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Good Old Summertime 1949 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(From Story)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pirate 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It's a Wonderful Life 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Virginian 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thanks For the Memory 1937 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

After the Thin Man 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Naughty Marietta 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hide-Out 1933 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thin Man 1933 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ah, Wilderness! (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Another Thin Man (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Father of the Bride (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Father's Little Dividend (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Penthouse (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Summer Holiday (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Firefly (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Secret of Madame Blanche (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (3)

James Cagney: City Boy, Country Gentleman 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Away Goes Prudence (Movie)

Jimmie Ryan (Actor)

Whoopee! (Movie)

Chester Underwood (Actor)

Biography

This celebrated American screenwriter wrote such classics features as "The Thin Man" (1934), "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) and "Father of the Bride (1950) as well as the play and screen versions of "The Diary of Anne Frank" with his wife Frances Goodrich. Their collaboration resulted in four Academy Award nominations and a Pulitzer Prize and earned the pair a place as one of the top husband-and-wife writing teams in cinema. The prolific pair turned out witty, sophisticated screwball comedy as easily as musicals and films that on the surface may have seemed charged with mere sentiment but which delved deep into characters.

Relationships

Frances Goodrich Screenplay

Wife
Married Feb. 7, 1931 until her death Jan. 29, 1984

Florence Hackett

Mother

Raymond Hackett

Brother
appeared in silent films

Arthur Johnson

Father

Gisele Svetlik

Wife
Married 1985 until his death March 16, 1995

Blanche Sweet

Sister-In-Law

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Milestones

1962

Wrote final produced screenplay with Goodrich, "Five Finger Exercise"

1959

With Goodrich, adapted "The Diary of Anne Frank" for the screen

1955

Selected to pen the "official" stage adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" with Frances Goodrich

1954

With Goodrich, wrote screenplays for "The Long, Long Trailer" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

1950

Penned the screenplay for "Father of the Bride" with Frances Goodrich

1948

With Goodrich, wrote the screenplay for "Easter Parade"

1946

With Goodrich, wrote the screenplay for "It's a Wonderful Life"

1941

Did some script work for the Office of Co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs

1940

Made final appearance on stage, "Mr. and Mrs. North"

1934

Hit stride as screenwriters with adaptation of "The Thin Man"

1933

Began screenwriting collaboration with wife Frances Goodrich with "Penthouse"

1930

Made last film as an actor, "Whoopee!"

1912

Made film acting debut in "Poor Jimmy"

1906

Made stage debut playing a little girl in "Lottie, the Poor Saleslady"

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