Henry Ephron

Screenwriter, Producer, Playwright
Playwright turned screenwriter and producer, known for his teaming with wife Phoebe Wolkind. Among his credits as a screenwriter are Henry King's "Carousel" (1956), which also marked the start of his producing career ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1912 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

other (22)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Captain Newman, M.D. 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sing Boy Sing 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sing Boy Sing 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Desk Set 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Desk Set 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Carousel 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Carousel 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Daddy Long Legs 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

(From Story)

There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Jackpot 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

John Loves Mary 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Always Together 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Belles on Their Toes (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Bride by Mistake (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Look for the Silver Lining (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

On the Riviera (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

What Price Glory? (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Playwright turned screenwriter and producer, known for his teaming with wife Phoebe Wolkind. Among his credits as a screenwriter are Henry King's "Carousel" (1956), which also marked the start of his producing career, and the Walter Lang films "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954) and the Tracy/Hepburn classic "Desk Set" (1957). Ephron's final screenplay "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963) received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay adaptation. He was the father of screenwriter/director Nora Ephron.

Relationships

Delia Ephron

Daughter
born in July 1944 survived him

Hallie Ephron

Daughter
born in March 1948 survived him

Nora Ephron

Daughter
born in May 1941 survived him

Nora Ephron

Daughter
Born May 19, 1941; mother, Phoebe Ephron

Amy Ephron

Daughter
born in October 1952 author of "Biodegradable Soap" (1991) survived him

Phoebe Wolkind

Wife
Married in 1934 until her death 1971 of cirrhosis of the liver

EDUCATION

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York

Evander Childs High School

New York , New York

Milestones

1957

Made directorial debut with "Sing Boy Sing"

1956

Debut as a producer for "Carousel"

1946

Moved with family to Los Angeles

1943

First produced screenplay, "Bride By Mistake"

1934

First collaborated with wife Phoebe Wolkind on the play "Three's a Family"

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