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Encyclopedia > Samuel Hoffenstein

Samuel Hoffenstein (October 9, 1890 - October 6, 1947) was a screenwriter and a musical composer. Born in Russia, he immigrated to the United States and began a career in the entertainment business. During the 1930's and 1940's, he wrote the scripts for over thirty movies. These movies included Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera, and the Wizard of Oz. In addition, Hoffenstein, along with Cole Porter and Kenneth Webb, helped compose the musical score for The Gay Divorce, a stage adaptation of The Gay Divorcee. He died in Los Angeles, California. October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in Leap years). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ... Claude Rains starred as Erik-–the Phantom–-in the 1943 production of Phantom of the Opera. ... See: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz (1939 movie) starring Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz (stage) Stage versions starting in 1903 The Wizard of Oz (animated series) The Wizard of Oz (game) The Wizard of Oz (movie) Various film versions See also... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ... Gay Divorce is a theater musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Kenneth Webb and Samuel Hoffenstein. ... The Gay Divorcee is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ...

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