Leonard Gershe

Screenwriter, Playwright, Lyricist
Born: 06/10/1922 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

40 Carats 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Butterflies Are Free 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Butterflies Are Free 1972 (Movie)

("Butterflies Are Free") (Play as Source Material)

Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Private Secretary 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)

Writer

Silk Stockings 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (TV Show)

From Story
Actor (4)

Intimate Portrait: Mia Farrow 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mia Farrow: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Life's Greatest Holiday Stories 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

lyrics("On How To Be Lovely") (Theme Lyrics)

A Star Is Born 1954 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Relationships

Richard Gershe

Brother

Selma Becker

Sister

Roger Edens Composer (Music Score)

Companion

Milestones

1982

Play "Snacks" announced for Broadway but never produced

1979

Wrote the story for the NBC children's fantasy "The Man in the Santa Claus Suit", starring Fred Astaire

1976

Penned the narration for the compilation film "That's Entertainment II"

1973

Wrote episodes of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Adam's Rib", starring Blythe Danner

1973

Penned the screenplay of "40 Carats" based on the stage play

1972

Wrote screenplay adaptation of "Butterflies Are Free"

1968

Enjoyed Broadway hit with "Butterflies Are Free"; Blythe Danner co-starred

1959

Adapted the film "Destry Rides Again" as a Broadway musical

1957

Wrote screenplays for "Silk Stockings" and "Funny Face"

1954

Contributed lyrics to the song "Born in a Trunk" performed by Judy Garland in the remake of "A Star Is Born"

1953

Worked as a writer on the CBS sitcom "Private Secretary"

1951

Penned the stage musical "Wedding Day"

1948

Early writing credit, the musical revue "Alive and Kicking"

1948

Worked on the musical spoof "Horse Opera"

Bonus Trivia

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Reportedly the character of the spirited young woman in Gershe's play "Butterflies Are Free" was based on his next-door neighbor Mia Farrow.

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