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Valentine Davies (1905–1961)

Valentine Davies was born on August 25, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and It Happens Every Spring (1949). He died on July 23, 1961 in Malibu, California, USA. See full bio »

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(age 55) in Malibu, California, USA

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 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (story)
 1973 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie) (from the story by)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise (screenplay)
 1959 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie) (story)
 1959 It Started with a Kiss (story)
 1957-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Auf Wiedersehen (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Trail to Christmas (1957) ... (teleplay)
  The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1956) (novel - 1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Hefferan Family (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... (novel) / (story)
 1955 Strategic Air Command (screenplay)
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri (screenplay)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (written by)
 1953 Sailor of the King (screenplay)
 1951 On the Riviera (screen play)
 1949 It Happens Every Spring (based on a story by) / (screen play)
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday (written for the screen by)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me (original screenplay)
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street (story)
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue (screen play by)
 1942 Syncopation (story)
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Unsold pilot: In the 1950s he wrote the script for a pilot for a proposed series for Ginger Rogers called "The Ginger Rogers Show". It didn't sell. See more »
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He wrote the outline for Miracle on 34th Street (1947) while in the Coast Guard in 1944. He was disillusioned with the commercialization of Christmas and thought about what would happen if a real Santa Claus walked into a department store in December. See more »

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Val

Star Sign:

Virgo

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