Peter Stone

Screenwriter, Playwright
Peter Stone is an acclaimed Tony- and Oscar-winning writer who began in TV and moved to motion pictures and the theater. The son of a schoolteacher-turn-motion picture producer, Stone was raised in L.A. and after ... Read more »
Born: 02/27/1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Writer (26)

The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 (Movie)

(from original screeplay: "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three") (Source Material)

The Truth About Charlie 2002 (Movie)

(original screenplay-based on the motion picture "Charade") (Source Material)

The Taking of Pelham 123 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

From Story

Van-Pires 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Story By

Dragon Flyz 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Story By

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Writer

The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Writer

Why Would I Lie? 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Silver Bears 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Happy Endings 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

Adam's Rib 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

1776 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

1776 1972 (Movie)

("1776") (Play as Source Material)

Skin Game 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sweet Charity 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jigsaw 1968 (Movie)

from screenplay("Mirage") (From Story)

The Secret War of Harry Frigg 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mirage 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Father Goose 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charade 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Charade 1963 (Movie)

("The Unsuspecting Wife") (From Story)

Grand Larceny (TV Show)

Screenplay
Actor (5)

Betty Buckley 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Talking With David Frost (12/18/92) 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Fosse: Steam Heat 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Music By Richard Rodgers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny 1989 (Movie)

Screenwriter (Actor)
Producer (2)

Baby on Board 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Producer

The Secret War of Harry Frigg 1968 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Peter Stone is an acclaimed Tony- and Oscar-winning writer who began in TV and moved to motion pictures and the theater. The son of a schoolteacher-turn-motion picture producer, Stone was raised in L.A. and after heading East for schooling began his career in live TV. He went on to script such well-received motion pictures as "Charade" (1963) and "Father Goose" (1964, for which he won an Academy Award) and has provided the book for several Broadway musicals, notably "1776" (1969) and "Woman of the Year" (1981).

Relationships

Hilda Stone

Mother

Mary O'Hanley

Wife
married on February 17, 1961

John Stone

Father

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1953

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson , New York 1951

Milestones

2003

Penned the the original book for the Broadway musical "Curtains" which was adapted by Rupert Holmes for Broadway; premiered in 2007 starring David Hyde Pierce; earned a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical

1999

Adapted the original book for the stage musical revival of "Annie Get Your Gun", starring Bernadette Peters

1997

Scripted the musical "Titanic"

1995

Co-wrote feature "Just Cause"

1991

Provided book for "The Will Rogers Follies", directed by Tune

1990

Reportedly did uncredited script doctoring on "Grand Hotel", directed by Tommy Tune

1983

First stage collaboration with Tommy Tune, as book writer for "My One and Only"

1981

Wrote book for "Woman of the Year"; won Tony Award

1973

Play "Full Circle" produced on Broadway

1972

Wrote stage musical adaptation of Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot"; show called "Sugar"

1972

Adapted "1776" for the screen

1969

Provided book for "Two by Two", a musical version of Clifford Odets' "The Flowering Peach", about Noah and the building of the ark

1968

Wrote book for Tony-winning musical "1776", about the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence

1968

Adapted Neil Simon's "Sweet Charity" as a feature

1964

Wrote screenplay for "Father Goose"; won Oscar

1963

Had first screenplay produced, "Charade"

1961

Wrote for CBS TV series "The Defenders"

1960

Wrote book for Broadway musical "Kean"

1958

First play, "Friend of the Family", produced in St Louis, MO

1956

Wrote teleplay for "Studio One"

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