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|Also Known As:||John Balderston||Died:||March 4, 1954|
|Born:||October 22, 1889||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Writer ... screenwriter playwright magazine editor journalist|
Playwright whose stage works provided the basis for the films "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931). Balderston went on to write several superior horror screenplays and to successfully adapt a number of literary works; he scripted two fine Hollywood entertainments, the definitive version of the swashbuckling classic, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), and the suspenseful "Gaslight" (1944).
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