Donald Ogden Stewart

Screenwriter, Playwright, Novelist
Novelist, playwright and stage actor who adapted the play "Brown of Harvard" to the screen in 1926. Stewart arrived in Hollywood in 1930 and began turning out scripts noted for their polish and satirical wit ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1894 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Writer (25)

Dinner at Eight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer (dialogue)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1952 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Life With Father 1947 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Without Love 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Keeper of the Flame 1941 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Woman's Face 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

That Uncertain Feeling 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Philadelphia Story 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Affair 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Holiday 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Marie Antoinette 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Laughter 1929 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brown of Harvard 1926 (Movie)

adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Another Language (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Cass Timberlane (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Edward, My Son (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Escapade (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Going Hollywood (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Kitty Foyle (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

No More Ladies (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Smilin' Through (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The White Sister (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (2)

No More Ladies (Movie)

Drunk (Actor)

The White Sister (Movie)

Rear End of a Horse (Actor)

Biography

Novelist, playwright and stage actor who adapted the play "Brown of Harvard" to the screen in 1926. Stewart arrived in Hollywood in 1930 and began turning out scripts noted for their polish and satirical wit, particularly the sophisticated costume drama, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), and the swank romantic comedy, "The Philadelphia Story" (1940). He joined the Hollywood Anti-Nazi league and wrote the anti-fascist script for "Keeper of the Flame" (1942) which later led to his being blacklisted in the early 1950s. The following year Stewart moved to England, where he wrote scripts and, in 1970, an autobiography.

Relationships

Ames Ogden Stewart

Son

Ella Stewart

Wife
second wife married in 1937 widow of Lincoln Steffens died on August 5, 1980 due to a stroke

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1916

Phillips Exeter Academy

New Hampshire

Milestones

1955

Last film, "Moment of Danger/Malaga" (British)

1951

Blacklisted; retired to England

1949

Last US screenplay, "Edward My Son"

1930

First play produced on Broadway, "Rebound" (also starred)

1930

Moved to Hollywood; appeared in supporting role in film, "Not So Dumb"

1928

Starred on Broadway in role of Nick Potter in Philip Barry's "Holiday"

1926

First film assignment was adaptation for "Brown of Harvard"

Wrote screenplay for "Escapade" under pseudonym Gilbert Holland

Moved to NY and became a writer after failing at stockbroking; wrote satricial novels in the 1920s

Served in Navy during WWI

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