Robert Pirosh

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As he was born on April Fool's Day, it's fitting that screenwriter Robert Pirosh got his start scripting comedies. His career in Hollywood began in the 1930s, after he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the University ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1910 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Writer (24)

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Hardy Boys Mysteries 1976 - 1979 (TV Show)

Writer

The Young Pioneers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

Sara 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer

Ironside 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Writer

Twice in a Lifetime 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Screenplay

The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967 - 1969 (TV Show)

Writer

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Combat 1962 - 1967 (TV Show)

Writer

The Fugitive 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

Writer

A Gathering of Eagles 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hell Is For Heroes 1961 (Movie)

(From Story)

Hell Is For Heroes 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Valley of the Kings 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Up in Arms 1943 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Day at the Races 1936 (Movie)

(From Story)

A Day at the Races 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Go for Broke! (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

I Married a Witch (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Rings on Her Fingers (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

Song of the Islands (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Quarterback (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Washington Story (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Director (4)

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Valley of the Kings 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

Go for Broke! (Movie)

(Director)

Washington Story (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Laramie (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (1)

Biography

As he was born on April Fool's Day, it's fitting that screenwriter Robert Pirosh got his start scripting comedies. His career in Hollywood began in the 1930s, after he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of Berlin. He snagged a job as a junior writer at MGM, where he co-wrote with George Seaton. Together the two hashed out the story for 1935's lottery-centered comedy "The Winning Ticket", earning Pirosh his first film credit. Next they collaborated on a pair of iconic Marx Brothers comedies: the class-clashing musical comedy "A Night at the Opera" and the horserace-fueled romp "A Day at the Races". The two would go on to collaborate a handful of times over the coming years, but Pirosh came into his own in 1950, when he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for penning the Battle of the Bulge drama "Battleground". Two years later, he earned Oscar attention again for his directorial debut, "Go For Broke!", a World War II drama that centered on a group of Japanese-American soldiers. Despite these filmic successes, Pirosh then moved into television, scripting episodes for numerous shows, including the long-running family drama "The Waltons", which was the last show he wrote for before retiring in 1981. Pirosh died on Christmas Day nearly 10 years later.

EDUCATION

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris

University of Berlin

Berlin

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