Dore Schary

Producer, Screenwriter, Playwright
Former actor and journalist who began writing screenplays in the 1930s and worked as executive producer of MGM's B productions (1941-43), producer for David O. Selznick (1943-47), executive vice president of production ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1905 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Producer (19)

Act One 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lonelyhearts 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Designing Woman 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Hunt 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Swan 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Day at Black Rock 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Next Voice You Hear 1949 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crossfire 1947 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Spiral Staircase 1945 (Movie)

(Producer)

Adventure in Baltimore (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Go for Broke! (Movie)

(Producer)

Take the High Ground (Movie)

(Producer)

The Farmer's Daughter (Movie)

(Producer)

The Plymouth Adventure (Movie)

(Producer)

The Window (Movie)

(Producer)

Washington Story (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (16)

Act One 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

("Sunrise at Campobello") (Play as Source Material)

Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lonelyhearts 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Boys Town 1937 (Movie)

(From Story)

Boys Town 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Broadway Melody of 1940 (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Edison, the Man (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Fury of the Jungle (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Married Bachelor (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Murder in the Clouds (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Big City (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Most Precious Thing in Life (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Outcast (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Young Tom Edison (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Your Uncle Dudley (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (1)

Act One 1963 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

MGM: When the Lion Roars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Former actor and journalist who began writing screenplays in the 1930s and worked as executive producer of MGM's B productions (1941-43), producer for David O. Selznick (1943-47), executive vice president of production for RKO (1947-48) and, most notably, chief of production at MGM (1948-1956). Schary was unable to save MGM from its TV-induced decline in the 1950s and, after being ousted from the company, wrote plays and made occasional, independent films.

Relationships

Jill Robinson

Daughter

Jeremy Zimmer

Grandson
works at United Talent Agency (UTA)

Milestones

1963

Film directorial debut, "Act One"

1956

Wrote and produced Broadway play, "Sunrise at Campobello"

1948

Chief of production at MGM

1947

Executive VP in charge of production at RKO

1940

Appointed executive director of MGM's B unit

1932

First produced screenplay "He Couldn't Take It"

1930

Broadway acting debut "The Last Mile"

Bonus Trivia

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He was the national chairman of B'Nai B'rith's Anti-Defamation League.

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He was the NYC Commissioner of Cultural Affairs.

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