Jerry Wald

Producer, Screenwriter, Journalist
A Tinseltown presence who began in radio and worked in Hollywood's heyday with Busby Berkeley on "Hollywood Hotel" and with Raoul Walsh on "The Roaring Twenties", Jerry Wald wrote or produced over 60 features and shorts ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1911 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (52)

The Stripper 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Adventures of a Young Man 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Return to Peyton Place 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wild in the Country 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

Let's Make Love 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sons and Lovers 1960 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Sound and the Fury 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Story on Page One 1959 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beloved Infidel 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hound Dog Man 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

In Love and War 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mardi Gras 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Best of Everything 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Long, Hot Summer 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

An Affair to Remember 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kiss Them For Me 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Down Payment 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

Peyton Place 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Eddy Duchin Story 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Queen Bee 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Clash By Night 1952 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lusty Men 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

Storm Warning 1951 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Blue Veil 1951 (Movie)

(Producer)

Caged 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Breaking Point 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Glass Menagerie 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

Young Man With a Horn 1950 (Movie)

(Producer)

John Loves Mary 1949 (Movie)

(Producer)

Always Leave Them Laughing 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

Key Largo 1948 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dark Passage 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

Possessed 1947 (Movie)

(Producer)

Humoresque 1946 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mildred Pierce 1945 (Movie)

(Producer)

Action in the North Atlantic 1942 (Movie)

(Producer)

Across the Pacific 1941 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man Who Came to Dinner 1941 (Movie)

(Producer)

Background to Danger (Movie)

(Producer)

Behave Yourself! (Movie)

(Producer)

George Washington Slept Here (Movie)

(Producer)

In Our Time (Movie)

(Producer)

Johnny Belinda (Movie)

(Producer)

Miss Sadie Thompson (Movie)

(Producer)

Navy Blues (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

(Producer)

One Sunday Afternoon (Movie)

(Producer)

Pride of the Marines (Movie)

(Producer)

The Adventures of Don Juan (Movie)

(Producer)

The Inspector General (Movie)

(Producer)

The Unfaithful (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (24)

Manpower 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Million Dollar Baby 1940 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Naughty But Nice 1939 (Movie)

(From Story)

Naughty But Nice 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

They Drive By Night 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brother Rat 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Going Places 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hollywood Hotel 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Roaring Twenties 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Varsity Show 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Broadway Gondolier (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Gold Diggers in Paris (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Hard to Get (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

In Caliente (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Living on Velvet (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Maybe It's Love (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

My Dream Is Yours (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Navy Blues (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Out of the Fog (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Ready, Willing and Able (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Sons O' Guns (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Kid from Kokomo (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Three Cheers for the Irish (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Torrid Zone (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (11)

Audrey Hepburn Remembered 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Alias the Champ (Movie)

Telecaster (Actor)

Her Adventurous Night (Movie)

Radio Announcer (Actor)

Lost Honeymoon (Movie)

Major (Actor)

Murder in the Music Hall (Movie)

Radio Officer (Actor)

Practically Yours (Movie)

Radio Announcer (Actor)

Sarge Goes to College (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pride of St. Louis (Movie)

(Actor)

Under California Stars (Movie)

Announcer (Actor)

Vacation Days (Movie)

(Actor)

Whistling in the Dark (Movie)

Announcer (Voice)

Biography

A Tinseltown presence who began in radio and worked in Hollywood's heyday with Busby Berkeley on "Hollywood Hotel" and with Raoul Walsh on "The Roaring Twenties", Jerry Wald wrote or produced over 60 features and shorts over his relatively brief career. After writing a radio column while at New York University, be soon began to pen and produce several short features for Warner Brothers. His star-studded series, called "Rambling 'Round Radio Row", launched his Hollywood career, and soon he was scripting features, including 1935's redemption romance "Living on Velvet" for director Frank Borzage. He soon began work on other musicals, partnering with such writers as Julius J. Epstein and Richard Macaulay. Throughout the 1930s he accumulated over 20 film writing credits, including the original story for Berkeley's musical comedy "Hollywood Hotel", the James Cagney-Humphrey Bogart crime thriller "The Roaring Twenties", and Bogart's 1940 noir thriller "They Drive by Night". Throughout the '30s, Wald was desperate to return to the producing role he'd had a taste of on "Radio Row", and by 1941 he began to achieve his dream, collaborating behind the scenes with some of Hollywood's top talent. At a breakneck pace, Wald produced some 50-plus pictures, from melodramas like the Joan Crawford vehicle "Mildred Pierce" to John Huston's Bogart-and-Bacall noir classic "Key Largo"; meanwhile, he produced two of the televised Academy Award ceremonies, in 1958 and 1959. Wald's flourishing Hollywood career was cut short when he died of a heart attack at the age of 50.

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

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