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Fred F. Finklehoffe (1910–1977)

After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1932, Finklehoffe and fellow graduate, John Monks Jr., decided to re-write their college thesis on cadet life at VMI as a play. The noted director and playwright George Abbott liked the piece and produced it on Broadway in December 1936. Entitled 'Brother Rat', it was hugely successful, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Meet Me in St. Louis
(1944)
Babes on Broadway
(1941)
At War with the Army
(1950)
The Stooge
The Stooge Writer
(1951)

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 1978 My Boys Are Good Boys (written by)
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Instant Money (1967) ... (as F. F. Finkelhoffe)
 1964 Channing (TV Series) (teleplay & story - 1 episode)
- The Face in the Sun (1964) ... (teleplay & story)
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Name of the Game (1963) ... (story - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1963 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Which Are the Nuts? And Which Are the Bolts? (1963) ... (written by - as Fred Finklehoff)
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Lollipop Louie (1963) ... (story)
 1962 McHale's Navy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Three Girls on an Island (1962) ... (written by - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1957 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (episode "Lollipop Louie")
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Judy Garland Musical Special (1956) ... (written by - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1952 About Face (play "Brother Rat")
 1951 The Stooge (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 At War with the Army (written for the screen by)
 1948 Words and Music (writer)
 1947 The Egg and I (written for the screen by)
 1946 Mr. Ace (written by - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (screen play)
 1943 Girl Crazy (screenplay)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (screenplay - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1942 For Me and My Gal (screenplay - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1941 Babes on Broadway (original story - as Fred Finklehoffe) / (screen play - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (screen play - as Fred Finklehoffe)
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby (original screen play)
 1938 Brother Rat (from the play by)
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton (contributing writer - uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Brother Rat. Comedy. Written by John Monks Jr. [only Broadway credit] and Fred F. Finklehoffe [earliest Broadway credit]. All Musical Arrangements and Orchestra by Alexander Haas. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by George Abbott. Biltmore Theatre: 16 Dec 1936- May 1938 (closing date unknown/577 performances). Cast: ... See more »

Alternate Names:

F. F. Finkelhoffe | Fred Finklehoff | F.F. Finklehoffe | Fred Franklin Finklehoffe | Fred Finklehoffe
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Trivia:

Ex-uncle-in-law of Jimmy Logan and Annie Ross. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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