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Luther Davis (I) (1916–2008)


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In 1954, won two Tony Awards with collaborator Charles Lederer for "Kismet:" as Best Author (Musical) and as co-author of the book who, with several collaborators, contributed to the Best Musical win. He also received two other Tony nominations: in 1978, for Most Innovative Production of a Revival, as producer of "Timbuktu!;" and in 1990 as Best ... See more trivia »

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 1972 Across 110th Street (screenplay)
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Safe Deposit (1971) ... (writer)
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Octopus (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1969 Arsenic and Old Lace (TV Movie)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The White Birch (1968) ... (teleplay)
 1967 Ironside (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Very Cool Hot Car (1967) ... (written by)
 1965-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series) (teleplay - 6 episodes)
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 2 (1967) ... (teleplay)
- Cry Hard, Cry Fast: Part 1 (1967) ... (teleplay)
- Tell It to the Dead (1967) ... (teleplay)
- Tears from a Glass Eye (1966) ... (teleplay)
- The Committee for the 25th (1966) ... (teleplay)
 1967 Kismet (TV Movie) (musical libretto)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- One Embezzlement and Two Margaritas (1966) ... (adaptation)
 1963-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes)
- Rapture at Two-Forty (1965) ... (teleplay)
- Their Own Executioners (1964) ... (teleplay)
- Are There Any More Out There Like You? (1963) ... (teleplay)
- The End of the World, Baby (1963) ... (teleplay)
 1964 Lady in a Cage (written by)
  Combat! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1963) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Quiet Warrior (1963) ... (story)
- No Hallelujahs for Glory (1963) ... (teleplay & story)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Killer's Choice (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Touch of Evil (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Portrait of a Hero (1961) ... (teleplay)
- Success Story (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Westinghouse Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Moth Trap (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Crime, Inc. (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers (screenplay)
 1958 The Gift of Love (writer)
 1957 Kiss Them for Me (play "Kiss Them for Me")
 1955 Kismet (musical libretto) / (screenplay)
 1955 The Eternal Sea (contract writer - uncredited)
 1954 New Faces (additional sketches)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets (screenplay)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1952) (writer - 2 episodes, 1952) (intros prologue - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Pussyfootin' Rocks (1952) ... (writer)
- Port of Call (1952) ... (intros prologue)
- Crossroads (1952) ... (segment "Irene Dunne's introduction")
- Early Space Conquerors (1952) ... (writer)
- A Southern Lady (1952)
 1950 Black Hand (screen play)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter (screen play)
 1947 The Hucksters (screenplay)
 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street (article)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Charles Lederer and his musical, "Kismet," was performed at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Alene Robertson, James Fitzgerald, and Susan Moniz in the cast. Terry James was music director. Dominic Missimi was director. Nancy Missimi was costume designer. See more »

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He served the United States Army Air Corps in both Asia and Europe during World War II. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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