Frances Goodrich

Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor
With husband Albert Hackett, wrote several Hollywood classics including "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), in collaboration with director Frank Capra.
Born: 12/20/1890 in Belleville, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Writer (29)

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

from screenplay("Father's Little Dividend" (USA/1951)) (From Story)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Five Finger Exercise 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1958 (Movie)

("The Diary of Anne Frank") (Play as Source Material)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Long, Long Trailer 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Too Young to Kiss 1951 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Good Old Summertime 1949 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(From Story)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pirate 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

It's a Wonderful Life 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Virginian 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thanks For the Memory 1937 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

After the Thin Man 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Naughty Marietta 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hide-Out 1933 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Thin Man 1933 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ah, Wilderness! (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Another Thin Man (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Father of the Bride (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Father's Little Dividend (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Penthouse (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Summer Holiday (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Firefly (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Secret of Madame Blanche (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

With husband Albert Hackett, wrote several Hollywood classics including "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), in collaboration with director Frank Capra.

Relationships

Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Husband
married in 1927 divorced in 1930

Robert Ames

Husband
married in 1917 divorced in 1923

Albert Hackett Screenplay

Husband
Married Feb. 7, 1931 until her death Jan. 29, 1984

Albert Hackett

Husband
met in 1927 when both were company members of an acting troupe in Denver, Colorado married in 1931

EDUCATION

Passaic Collegiate High School

Passaic , New Jersey

New School of Social Work

New York , New York 1912 - 1913

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie , New York 1912

Milestones

1980

Only TV credit, "The Diary of Anne Frank", wrote screenplay based on her stage play

1962

Final feature, "Five Finger Exercise"

1948

First collaboration with Vincente Minnelli, "The Pirate"

1946

Wrote screenplay for Frank Capra's, "It's a Wonderful Life"

1933

First screenplay, also first collaboration with W.S. Van Dyke, "Penthouse"

1931

Feature debut, "Up Pops the Devil", based on her play

1930

First collaboration with Albert Hackett, "Up Pops the Devil"

1916

Broadway acting debut, "Come Out of the Kitchen"

1913

Made stage acting debut in Massachusetts

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