Charles Lederer

Screenwriter, Director, Journalist
Former journalist who turned to screenwriting in the early 1930s and often worked in collaboration with Ben Hecht (e. g., "His Girl Friday" 1940, "Kiss of Death" 1947). Lederer's scripts were noted for their sharp wit ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1910 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (22)

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

from original screenplay (From Story)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

from screenplay("Kiss of Death" (USA/1947)) (From Story)

A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Follow That Dream 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ocean's Eleven 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Never Steal Anything Small 1959 (Movie)

(From Story)

Never Steal Anything Small 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It Started With a Kiss 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Fiend Who Walked the West 1958 (Movie)

from screenplay (From Story)

The Spirit of St. Louis 1957 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fearless Fagan 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monkey Business 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thing 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Was a Male War Bride 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

His Girl Friday 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Comrade X 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Front Page 1931 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))
Director (1)

Never Steal Anything Small 1959 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Macbeth 1948 (Movie)

Witch (Actor)

Biography

Former journalist who turned to screenwriting in the early 1930s and often worked in collaboration with Ben Hecht (e. g., "His Girl Friday" 1940, "Kiss of Death" 1947). Lederer's scripts were noted for their sharp wit, though his few directorial efforts proved somewhat lackluster. The son of theatre producer George W. Lederer and nephew of actress Marion Davies, Lederer married Orson Welles' former wife Virginia Nicholson in 1940, and actress Anne Shirley in 1949.

Relationships

Marion Davies Actor

Aunt
Maternal aunt

Reine Davies

Mother
sister of Marion Davies

George Lederer

Father
directed Marion Davies's first film

Virginia Nicholson

Wife

Anne Shirley Actor

Wife
Married 1949 until his death 1976

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley,

Berkeley , California

Milestones

1953

Produced and co-wrote (with Luther Davis) the hit Broadway musical, "Kismet"

1941

Directed the first of three features films, "Fingers at the Window"

1931

Began as a screenwriter collaborating on the dialogue for Lewis Milestone's "The Front Page"

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