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Paul Gallico (1897–1976)

Paul Gallico was born on July 26, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Poseidon (2006), The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). He was married to Virginia von Falz-Fein, Pauline Gariboldi, Elaine St. Johns and Alva Thoits Taylor. He died on July 15, 1976 in Monaco. See full bio »


(age 78) in Monaco

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 2006 Poseidon (novel "The Poseidon Adventure")
 2005 The Poseidon Adventure (TV Movie) (novel "Poseidon Adventure")
 1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 Bezumnaya Lori (novel "Thomasina")
 1991 Mrs. Harris und der Heiratsschwindler (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 Miracle in the Wilderness (TV Movie) (novella)
 1989 Manxmouse (story "Manxmouse")
 1987 Mrs. Harris fährt nach Moskau (TV Movie) (novel Mrs. Harris Goes to Moscow)
 1987 Mrs. Harris - Der geschmuggelte Henry (TV Movie) (novel)
 1984 Mrs. Harris - Freund mit Rolls Royce (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 A Fire in the Sky (TV Movie) (story)
 1978 Matilda (book)
 1978 Great Performances (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Verna: USO Girl (1978) ... (story)
 1975 Something Wonderful Happens Every Spring (TV Movie) (story)
  The Zoo Gang (TV Series) (book - 3 episodes, 1974) (novel - 1 episode, 1974) (based upon the novel - 1 episode, 1974)
- The Twisted Cross (1974) ... (book)
- The Counterfeit Trap (1974) ... (novel)
- The Lion Hunt (1974) ... (book)
- African Misfire (1974) ... (based upon the novel)
- Revenge: Post Dated (1974) ... (book)
 1974 The Small Miracle (TV Movie) (novel "The Small Miracle") / (story)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (novel)
 1971 The Snow Goose (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (short story "The Snow Goose", published in 1940 by the Saturday Evening Post)
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie) (novel "The Hand of Mary Constable")
 1966 Das Mädchen aus Mira (TV Movie) (novella)
 1965 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (novel "Thomasina" - 3 episodes)
- The Three Lives of Thomasina: Part 3 (1965) ... (novel "Thomasina")
- The Three Lives of Thomasina: Part 2 (1965) ... (novel "Thomasina")
- The Three Lives of Thomasina: Part 1 (1965) ... (novel "Thomasina")
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina (book "Thomasina")
  The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series) (based on the stories by - 23 episodes, 1956 - 1959) (stories - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Adventure of the Diamond Eater (1959) ... (based on the stories by)
- The Adventure of the Surplus General (1959) ... (based on the stories by)
- The Adventure of the Vanishing House (1959) ... (based on the stories by)
- Pasto Duro (1959) ... (based on the stories by)
- Misguided Missile (1957) ... (stories)
 1959 Once Upon a Christmas Time (TV Movie) (novel "The Thirteenth Orphan")
 1959 The Big Operator (story)
 1958 Kinder der Berge (novella "Ludmilla")
 1958 Next to No Time (story "The Enchanted Hour")
 1952-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1958) ... (story)
- The Roman Kid (1953) ... (story)
- Lilly, the Queen of the Movies (1952) ... (story)
 1958 Merry Andrew (based on a story by)
 1957 Bitter Victory (additional dialogue)
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Enchanted Doll (1955) ... (story)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Thicker Than Water (1954) ... (story)
 1953 Lili (based on a story by)
 1952 Assignment: Paris (story "Trial of Terror")
 1951 Never Take No for an Answer (adaptation) / (novel "The Small Miracle")
 1951 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1951) ... (play)
 1948 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Who's Your Judge? (1948) ... (story)
 1945 The Clock (story)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees (contributor to treatment - uncredited) / (original story)
 1942 Joe Smith, American (based upon: the Cosmopolitan Magazine story by)
 1938 No Time to Marry (story "Night Before Christmas")
 1937 Wild Money (story)
 1936 Wedding Present (based on the story by)
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Today, probably best remembered for his writing contribution to The Pride of the Yankees (1942) starring Gary Cooper, the true story of baseball player Lou Gehrig. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story. He also wrote the novel that was later adapted into the smash hit The Poseidon Adventure (1972) starring Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine. See more »

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