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Daniel Taradash

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Also Known As: Died: February 22, 2003
Born: January 29, 1913 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Raised in Chicago and Miami Beach, Florida
1937:
Passed New York bar exam
1938:
Won the Bureau of New Plays nationwide playwrighting contest previously won by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams
1939:
First feature credit as one of four credited screenwriters on the film adaptation of "Golden Boy"
1941:
Served in the US Army
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While in the Army, attended Signal Officer Candidate training; assigned to Signal Corps Photo Center (where he re-met Harvard classmate Julian Blaustein); wrote and produced training films
1948:
Debut as a Broadway playwright, "Red Gloves", adapted from the work by Jean-Paul Sartre
1949:
Breakthrough screen credit as co-writer of "Knock on Any Door"
1953:
Earned Academy Award for his screenplay for "From Here to Eternity", adapted from the James Jones novel
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With Julian Blaustein, formed Phoenix Corporation
1956:
Adapted William Inge's "Picnic"
1956:
Directorial debut, "Storm Center" (also wrote)
1958:
Wrote the screenplay adaptation of "Bell, Book and Candle"
1959:
Made one-shot return to Broadway as playwright of "There Was a Little Girl", starring Jane Fonda
1966:
Received co-writer credit on "Hawaii"; originally he and director Fred Zinnemann had hoped to make two films based on the James Michener novel but financing could not be raised
1971:
Scripted "Doctors Wives"
1977:
Final screenplay credit, "The Other Side of Midnight"

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