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George Axelrod (1922–2003)


George Axelrod was born on June 9, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). He was married to Joan Axelrod and Gloria Washburn. He died on June 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Seven Year Itch
(1955)
Lord Love a Duck
(1966)

Filmography

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 2004 The Manchurian Candidate (1962 screenplay)
 1987 The Fourth Protocol (screen story)
 1985 The Holcroft Covenant (screenplay)
 1985 Goodbye Charlie (TV Short) (play)
 1982 Meine Frau erfährt kein Wort (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Good Bye Charlie (1979) ... (play)
 1979 The Lady Vanishes (screenplay)
 1973 Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Letzte Grüße, lieber Charlie (TV Movie) (play "Goodbye, Charlie!")
 1970 Meine Frau erfährt kein Wort (TV Movie)
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series) (creator)
 1966 Lord Love a Duck (screenplay)
 1965 How to Murder Your Wife (written by)
 1964 Goodbye Charlie (play)
 1964 Paris When It Sizzles (screenplay)
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate (screenplay)
 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's (screenplay)
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (uncredited)
 1956 Bus Stop (screenplay)
 1955 The Seven Year Itch (based upon an original play: "The Seven Year Itch") / (screenplay)
 1954 Phffft (story & screen play)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Confessions of a Nervous Man (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 All in Fun (TV Movie)
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Martin & Lewis (1951) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote / directed "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" on Broadway. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 9 Jul 1956-10 Nov 1956): 13 Oct 1955-10 Nov 1956 (444 performances). Cast: Orson Bean (as "George MacCauley"), Martin Gabel (as "Irving LaSalle"), Jayne Mansfield (as "Rita Marlowe"), Walter Matthau (as "Michael ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on Richard Quine] He was sweet and highly talented, but totally insane, which made him exactly my kind of person. See more »

Trivia:

Axelrod got the title for his play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" from a movie magazine headline, "Will Success Spoil Rock Hudson?" For legal reasons, the surname in the play title was changed to Hunter. See more »

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