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Helen Deutsch (1906–1992)

Screenwriter, songwriter ("Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo"), composer, screenwriter and author, educated at Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She headed the Theatre Guild press department in 1937-1938. Joining ASCAP in 1953, her chief musical collaborators included Jay Livingston, Bronislaw Kaper, and Bernard Green. Her other popular-song and ... See full bio »

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

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National Velvet
Lili Writer
Valley of the Dolls


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 1967 Valley of the Dolls (screenplay)
 1966 Das Mädchen aus Mira (TV Movie) (novel)
 1961 Kül kedisi (screenplay "Lili" - uncredited)
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Forever, Darling (written by)
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow (screenplay)
 1955 The Glass Slipper (libretto) / (screenplay)
 1953 Lili (screen play)
 1952 Plymouth Adventure (screenplay)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (screenplay: episode two)
 1950 Kim (screenplay)
 1950 King Solomon's Mines (screenplay)
 1949 Shockproof (written by)
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions (contract writer - uncredited)
 1948 The Loves of Carmen (screenplay)
 1947 Golden Earrings (screenplay)
 1944 National Velvet (screen play)
 1944 The Seventh Cross (screen play)
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Book (w/Stella Hanau): "Proincetown: A Story of the Theatre". See more »

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Was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1962 with collaborator Michael Stewart: as Best Author (Musical) and for book as part of Best Musical nominee "Carnival," which was based on Ms. Deutsch's screenplay for Lili (1953). See more »

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