Elliott Nugent

Director, Actor, Playwright
Playwright and stage performer who entered film with the coming of sound, first turning his hand to directing in 1932. Nugent proved a nimble orchestrator of breezy romances and comedies and enjoyed productive ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1896 in Dover, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Director (7)

My Favorite Brunette 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

Up in Arms 1943 (Movie)

(Director)

Nothing But the Truth 1940 (Movie)

(Director)

Never Say Die 1938 (Movie)

(Director)

The Cat and the Canary 1938 (Movie)

(Director)

Give Me a Sailor 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Cornered Moon 1932 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Romance 1929 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Playwright and stage performer who entered film with the coming of sound, first turning his hand to directing in 1932. Nugent proved a nimble orchestrator of breezy romances and comedies and enjoyed productive collaborations with such leading comic players as Danny Kaye, Harold Lloyd and Bob Hope. His parallel caareer as a playwright crested with the 1940 production of "The Male Animal," which he co-wrote with college friend James Thurber. Alcohol and mental problems conspired to end his career in the 1950s. Husband of actress Norma Lee and son of playwright John Charles Nugent.

Relationships

Daughter
survived him

Grace Fertig

Mother
died in 1930

Norma Lee

Wife
died in December 1980

John Nugent

Father
born in 1868 died in 1947

Barbara Nugent

Daughter
died in 1974

EDUCATION

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

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