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Daniel Fuchs (June 25, 1909 - July 26, 1993) was a successful writer and screenwriter. Fuchs was born in Brooklyn and moved to Los Angeles when he was twenty-six to work on films. In addition to films, Fuchs he also wrote fiction and personal essays, mainly for The New Yorker. June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Brooklyn Bridge in 1890, seven years after its opening Kings County in New York State Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... The New Yorkers first cover, which is reprinted each year on the magazines anniversary. ...


Fuchs wrote the script for the sexy crime noir Criss Cross (1949). He also penned the psychodrama Panic in the Streets (1950) which became an an early success for director Elia Kazan. Later, Criss Cross was remade as The Underneath with credit given to Fuchs. Film noir is a style of film associated with crime films, that portrays its principal characters as acting out of desparation in a bleak and morally ambiguous world. ... Criss Cross is a 1949 film noir movie, directed by Robert Siodmak from a novel written by Don Tracy. ... scenes from Panic in the Streets Panic in the Streets is a black and white, 96 minute, film released by 20th Century Fox in 1950. ... Elia Kazan Elia Kazan (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-born American film and theatre director and producer. ...


Love Me or Leave Me, a biopic about the torch singer Ruth Etting, won Fuchs an Oscar for original story in 1955, featured a performance by James Cagney in the role of a Chicago hoodlum. John Updike is quoted as saying "Nobody else writes like Daniel Fuchs. I think of him as a natural – a poet who never had to strain after a poetic effect, a magician who made magic look almost too easy." In 2005, collection of Daniel Fuchs's fiction and essays about Hollywood, The Golden West: Hollywood Stories was published. Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical film which tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from taxi dancer to movie star. ... Ruth Etting ( 23 November 1896 – 24 September 1978) was an American singing star of the 1930s, who had over sixty hit recordings. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Jimmy Cagney was part of the Legends of Hollywood USPS stamp series. ... John Updike John Updike (born March 18, 1932) is an American novelist and short story writer born in Reading, Pennsylvania. ...


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Daniel Fuchs Criticism (457 words)
What strikes one first of all about Daniel Fuchs's novels and stories, especially if they're compared to the work of other "Jewish American" writers, is that Fuchs has no designs on his readers.
In the writing of fiction, talent came almost as easily to Daniel Fuchs as to Willie Mays in the hitting of baseballs.
Fuchs seems to appear as himself, or an only thinly disguised character, in all these s...
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