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Daniel Taradash, (29 January 1913 - 22 February 2003) was an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...

Taradash was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the only child son of a clothing manufacturer. He finished high school at age 16 in Miami and attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He moved to New York, won a playwriting contest, and earned the chance to take a course with Theresa Helburn, the head of the Theatre Guild. His course work caught the eye of director Rouben Mamoulian, who hired Taradash to collaborate with him on the screenplay for Golden Boy released in 1939 by Columbia. Louisville redirects here. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Harvard Yard Harvard College is the undergraduate section and oldest school of Harvard University, having been founded in 1636. ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Theatre Guild was a theatrical society founded by Lawrence Langner in New York City in 1918, with the purpose of producing noncommercial american and foreign plays. ... Rouben Mamoulian (October 8, 1897 – December 4, 1987) was an American film and theatre director. ... Golden Boy is the title of a play by Clifford Odets, first staged in 1937 by the Group Theatre. ...

In 1952, he convinced Columbia Studios head Harry Cohn that he was the writer to bring James Jones' best-selling novel, From Here to Eternity to the screen. The film adaptation, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starred Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra eventually received 13 Academy Award nominations and eight wins, including Best Screenplay for Taradash. Harry Cohn (July 23, 1891–February 27, 1958), sometimes nicknamed King Cohn, was president and production director of Columbia Pictures. ... James Jones (November 6, 1921 – May 9, 1977) is an American author most famous for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. ... From Here to Eternity is a novel by James Jones. ... From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on a James Jones novel in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907—March 14, 1997) was a noted film director. ... Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor. ... Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr CBE (born 30 September 1921) is a Scottish actress and a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award for a motion picture career that has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance. ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American actor, known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ... Reed in Its a Wonderful Life Donna Reed (January 27, 1921 - January 14, 1986) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a popular and highly acclaimed male vocalist and actor. ... 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. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...

His other film credits include Rancho Notorious (1952) with Marlene Dietrich, Don't Bother to Knock (1952) with Marilyn Monroe, Désirée (1954) with Marlon Brando, Picnic (1955) with William Holden, Storm Center (1956) with Bette Davis, which he also directed, Bell, Book and Candle (1958) with James Stewart and Kim Novak, Morituri (1965) with Brando, Hawaii (1966), Castle Keep (1969), Doctors' Wives (1971) and Bogie (1980), a film biography of Humphrey Bogart. Rancho Notorious is a 1952 Western film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Marlene Dietrich as the matron of a criminal hideout called Chuck-a-Luck. ... Marlene Dietrich in the 1930s Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born actress, entertainer and singer. ... Headline text Dont Bother To KnockGenre: Adventure / Drama / Thriller (more) Tagline: You never met her type before. ... Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an iconic American actress, singer and model. ... Désirée is a 1954 historical film biography made by 20th Century Fox. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... DVD cover for the 1955 film, showing stars William Holden and Kim Novak Picnic is a 1955 Cinemascope color film which tells the story of an ex-college football star turned drifter who arrives in a small Kansas town on Labor Day and is drawn to a girl whos... William Holden William Holden (1918-1981), was an Oscar winning American film actor. ... Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989), was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress of film, television and theatre. ... For the religious phrase, see Bell, book, and candle. ... James Stewart is the name of: // Actors James Stewart (actor) (1908–1997), Hollywood movie star, widely known as Jimmy Stewart. ... Kim Novak (born February 13, 1933) is an American actress. ... A 1965 movie about a German pacifist living in India during the Second World War. ... Hawaii is a 1966 American motion picture based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. ... Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American actor of legendary fame who retained his legacy after death. ...

Taradash was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1970 to 1973 and served on its board and as vice-president for several terms. He also held numerous leadership and committee posts with the Writers Guild of America, including a three-year stint as president of Writers Guild of America, west from 1977 to 1979. Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries in the United States. ... Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) is a labor union representing writers of television and film and employees of television and radio news. ...

He was married to Madeleine Forbes from c.1945 until his death. They had three children.

He died in Los Angeles, of pancreatic cancer. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Pancreatic cancer (also called cancer of the pancreas) is a malignant tumour within the pancreatic gland. ...


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[Deathwatch] Daniel Taradash, Screenwriter, 90 (550 words)
Taradash was the academy's president for three years beginning in 1970 and also served on its board and as vice president over several terms in the 1960s and 1970s.
Taradash soon became bicoastal, dividing time between New York and Hollywood, plays and screenplays, before being drafted into the Army in 1941, where he wrote training and morale-building films.
Madeleine and his son, Bill, described Taradash as a private man who loved museums, traveled twice a year to New York to see live theater there, and watched perhaps 100 films a year, as many as two or three a week up until just a short time before his death.
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