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Encyclopedia > Guy Trosper

Guy Trosper (1911 - 1963) was an American screenwriter. He came to prominence in Hollywood thanks to his scripts for two baseball movies: The Stratton Story in 1949, a big hit for James Stewart, and The Pride of St Louis in 1952, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... The Stratton Story is a (1949) film directed by Sam Wood which tells the story of Monty Stratton, a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... James Stewart is the name of: // Actors James Stewart (actor) (1908–1997), Hollywood movie star, widely known as Jimmy Stewart. ... 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. ...


This led him into a highly fertile creative period, during which he wrote the screenplays for Elvis Presley's breakout hit Jailhouse Rock in 1957, the complex western One-Eyed Jacks in 1961, and the thoughtful Birdman of Alcatraz in 1962, which he also produced. Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer and actor. ... Jailhouse rock or JHR is a name which is used to describe a collection of different fighting styles which were practiced and/or developed in US penal institutions. ... The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ... One-Eyed Jacks, a western movie released in 1961, is the only film directed by Marlon Brando, who replaced the original director, Stanley Kubrick. ... Strouds Mugshot Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890—November 21, 1963), known as the Birdman of Alcatraz, was a prisoner in Alcatraz who supposedly found solace from segregation in raising and selling birds. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...


Trosper's last screenplay before his premature death was an adaptation of John le Carre's 1963 novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. The film was released in 1965; Trosper (posthumously) and co-writer Paul Dehn received a 1966 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. The eye is an adaptation. ... John le Carré is the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born October 19, 1931) in Poole, Dorset, England. ... The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is an espionage novel by John le Carré, which tells the story of Alec Lemas, a British spy, who resigns from the Circus (as the British Secret Service is known in John le Carrés books) and defects to East Germany. ... Screenwriter Paul Dehn (1912 - 1976) began his show-business career in 1936 as a movie reviewer for several London newspapers. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... The Mystery Writers of America are an organization for mystery writers. ...


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Business: Jed B. Trosper (681 words)
Trosper said his new role as GunnAllen's chief financial officer for the most part is "typical of any CFO's job: financial reporting and interfacing with the public investors." Additionally, one of his early goals is to institute a new infrastructure in the growing company, "probably my No. 1 goal," Trosper said.
Trosper grew up in Washington, Ind. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University in 1977 and became a CPA in 1980.
Trosper also has been named to the board of directors to the recently created GunnAllen Foundation, a nonprofit organization that still is mapping its goals.
TCM ~ THE ESSENTIALS (233 words)
The script for Birdman of Alcatraz was developed by Guy Trosper from a 1955 biography by Thomas Gaddis.
For one thing, the movie glosses over StroudÕs homosexuality, then a mostly taboo film subject, even though some sources have said StroudÕs sexuality Ð and reported attacks on other prisoners Ð was one of the reasons prison officials confined him to solitary confinement for many years.
On the other hand, it is true that Stroud used his time in solitary to care for and study birds, adding the credentials of a serious researcher and scholar to an otherwise misspent life.
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