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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart ailment)
Nickname Lou

Mini Bio (1)

Louis F. Edelman was born on May 18, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for You Were Never Lovelier (1942), White Heat (1949) and The Joey Bishop Show (1961). He was married to Rita Edelman. He died on January 6, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Rita Edelman (1 September 1933 - 6 January 1976) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Widow Rita dies, Woodland Hills, California, USA, age 90. [November 2000]
Served with distinction in the U.S. Navy during World War I, winning the Navy Cross for bravery during an action in the North Atlantic when he rescued the crew of his torpedoed ship.
After graduating from Harvard, became a movie salesman on the East Coast before relocating to Hollywood in 1929 to manage Loew's State and Egyptian Theaters. Hired in the early 1930's by Irving Thalberg, by the middle of the decade moving on to Warner Brothers as associate producer. Heavily involved in television from 1954, later as head of his own production company, Louis Edelman Enterprises.
President of the Screen Producers Guild, 1965-1967.

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