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Lillian Hellman (1905–1984)

During the 1930s, it was fashionable to be a part of the radical political movement in Hollywood. Lillian Hellman devoted herself to the cause along with other writers and actors in their zeal to reform. Her independence set her apart from all but a few women of the day, and gave her writing an edge that broke the rules. Born in New Orleans in ... See full bio »

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 2002 Ernest & Bertram (Short) (play "The Children's Hour")
 1991 Candide (TV Movie) (lyrics)
 1982 Kaikki tulevat päivät (TV Movie) (play Days to Come)
 1977 Julia (based upon the story by)
 1972 Another Part of the Forest (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La loba (1968)
 1966 The Chase
 1965 Le piccole volpi (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Primera fila (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La loba (1964) ... (play)
 1963 Toys in the Attic (play)
 1962 Die kleinen Füchse (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 The Children's Hour (adaptation) / (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1960) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1958)
- The Autumn Garden (1960) ... (play)
- Montserrat (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Another Part of the Forest (1957) ... (play)
 1958 Die kleinen Füchse (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Montserrat (TV Movie) (scenario)
 1957 The Lark (TV Movie) (play adaptation)
 1956 The Little Foxes (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 First Performance (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Montserrat (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1954 Montserrat (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1953 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- No Caminho da Vida (1953) ... (play)
- Raposas (1953) ... (play)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Little Foxes (1951) ... (play)
 1949 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Montserrat (1949) ... (play)
- Regina (1949) ... (play)
 1946 The Searching Wind (play) / (screenplay)
 1943 The North Star (original story and screenplay)
 1943 Watch on the Rhine (additional scenes and dialogue) / (from the stage play by)
 1941 The Little Foxes (screen play) / (stage play)
 1940 The Westerner (uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Dead End (screen play)
 1937 The Spanish Earth (Documentary) (story - uncredited)
 1936 These Three (original story and screen play) / (play "The Children's Hour" - uncredited)
 1935 The Dark Angel (screen play)
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(2008-09) Stage: Wrote "The Little Foxes," performed at the Shattered Globe Theatre in Chicago, IL, with Eileen Niccolai in the cast. Melania Lancy was scenic designer. NOTE: The play was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Production of a Play (Midsize). See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on writers] They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talk about writing or themselves. See more »


Her hobby was fishing. See more »

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