Buddy Adler

Producer, Executive, Screenwriter
A production chief at 20th Century Fox from 1956 until his death, Buddy Adler began his career writing ad copy for his father's elevator-shoe company. After penning several short stories, he moved from shoe business to ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1909 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (22)

South Pacific 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

South Pacific 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Hatful of Rain 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Anastasia 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bus Stop 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Revolt of Mamie Stover 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

House of Bamboo 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bottom of the Bottle 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Left Hand of God 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Violent Saturday 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

From Here to Eternity 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Sad Songs For Me 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Woman of Distinction (Movie)

(Producer)

Last of the Comanches (Movie)

(Producer)

Paula (TV Show)

Producer

Tell It to the Judge (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dark Past (Movie)

(Producer)

The Harlem Globetrotters (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A production chief at 20th Century Fox from 1956 until his death, Buddy Adler began his career writing ad copy for his father's elevator-shoe company. After penning several short stories, he moved from shoe business to show business when MGM signed him to a writing contract. During his tenure at that studio in the 1930s and 40s, Adler scripted several short films. After military service in the US Signal Corps, he returned to Hollywood and became a producer at Columbia where he oversaw such diverse projects as the film noir "The Dark Past" (1948), Margaret Sullavan's last vehicle "No Sad Songs for Me" (1950) and 1953's Oscar-winning Best Picture "From Here To Eternity". Although most of the films he subsequently produced were solid commercial hits such as "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1955) "Anastasia" (1956) and "South Pacific" (1958), he was also responsible for the hard-hitting drug melodrama "A Hatful of Rain" (1957). At his untimely death from cancer at age 54 in 1960, Adler was assisting in the preparations for "Cleopatra" (1963).

Relationships

Anita Louise Actor

Wife
Married May 17, 1940 until his death July 12, 1960

Anita Louise

Wife
married from 1940 until his death

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1924 - 1928

Milestones

1960

Died while preparing film, "Cleopatra"

1956

Named head of production at 20th Century Fox

1956

Produced "Bus Stop", starring Marilyn Monroe and "Anastasia" with Ingrid Bergman in her Oscar-winning role

1954

Joined 20th Century Fox

1953

Produced the Oscar-winning "From Here to Eternity"

1948

First producing credit, the film noir "The Dark Past"

1935

Hired as short subject writer at MGM

1928

Wrote ads for father's elevator-shoe business; became an executive with Adler Stores; later wrote short stories for magazines

Became a producer for Columbia

Served as lieutenant colonel in US Signal Corps

Bonus Trivia

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He was awarded the Legion of Merit.

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