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Don Hartman (I) (1900–1958)

Producer, director, writer, author, actor and songwriter, educated in public schools. He was an actor, playwright and stage manager with the Dallas Little Theatre, and played Andy Hardy in the Broadway play "Skidding". Coming to Hollywood in 1933, he wrote screenplays and songs for several films (see credits) and eventually became an executive ... See full bio »

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 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series) (original story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- Charming Billy (1951) ... (original story and teleplay)
 1951 Mr. Imperium (screenplay)
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married (co-written by)
 1947 It Had to Be You (story)
 1947 Down to Earth (original screen play)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn (adapted by)
 1945 Wonder Man (screenplay)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate (screenplay)
 1944 Up in Arms (original screenplay)
 1943 True to Life (writer)
 1942 Road to Morocco (original screenplay)
 1942 My Favorite Blonde (screenplay)
 1941 Nothing But the Truth (screenplay)
 1941 Road to Zanzibar (based on a story by) / (screenplay)
 1940 Life with Henry (original story) / (screenplay)
 1940 Those Were the Days! (screenplay)
 1940 Road to Singapore (screen play)
 1939 The Star Maker (screenplay)
 1939 Never Say Die (screenplay)
 1939 Paris Honeymoon (writer)
 1938 Tropic Holiday (story and screenplay)
 1937 Waikiki Wedding (screenplay) / (story)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across (screen play)
 1935 Coronado (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 The Gay Deception (original screenplay)
 1935 Here Comes Cookie (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 Redheads on Parade (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 Old Man Rhythm (story)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan (from a story by)
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During the Depression, before his Hollywood career, Hartman served as the social director of the legendary Grossinger's Hotel in NY's Catskill Mountains. Nearby, the entertainment at the competitive Flagler Hotel was headed up by Moss Hart, would would later achieve fame as a Broadway playwright, assisted by Dore Schary, who would go on to head MGM, a competitor of Paramount Pictures, later ... See more »

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