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Eleanore Griffin (1904–1995)

Eleanore Griffin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who won her Academy Award along with co-writer Dore Schary for Boys Town (1938), was born on April 29, 1904, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Griffin began writing screenplays at Universal in 1937, being credited for the comedies When Love Is Young (1937) (directed by Hal Mohr) and Love in a Bungalow (1937) ... See full bio »

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Known For

Imitation of Life
(1959)
Boys Town
Boys Town Writer
(1938)
The Harvey Girls
(1946)
A Man Called Peter
(1955)

Filmography

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 1964 One Man's Way
 1963 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1961 Back Street (screenplay)
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain (screenplay)
 1959 Imitation of Life (screenplay)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- An Episode of Sparrows (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove (screenplay)
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Blessing of the Pets (1955) ... (original story)
 1955 A Man Called Peter (screenplay)
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel (writer)
 1946 The Harvey Girls (original story)
 1945 Nob Hill (story)
 1944 Hi, Beautiful (story "Be It Ever So Humble")
 1943 In Old Oklahoma (screenplay)
 1941 Blondie in Society (story)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (story)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1939 Street of Missing Men (story - as Eleanor Griffin)
 1939 St. Louis Blues (story)
 1938 Boys Town (original story)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (original story)
 1937 Love in a Bungalow (story)
 1937 When Love Is Young (story "Class Prophecy in McCall's Magazine")
 1937 Time Out for Romance (story "Thanks for the Ride")
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Other Works:

Story: "Class Prophecy" (filmed as When Love Is Young (1937))

Alternate Names:

Eleanor Griffin
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