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Dorothy Kingsley (1909–1997)

The daughter of silent-screen star Alma Hanlon and Broadway writer/press agent Walter Kingsley, Dorothy Kingsley began her career as an uncredited gag writer for the Bob Hope Radio Show and, later, the Edgar Bergen Radio Show. Producer Arthur Freed put her under contract to MGM; her first assignment was polishing the Garland-Rooney musical Girl ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate Writer
Pal Joey
Pal Joey Writer
Can-Can Writer


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 1994 Angels in the Outfield (1951 screenplay) / (screenplay)
  Bracken's World (TV Series) (creator - 41 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (written by - 2 episodes, 1969)
- Miss Isabel Blue (1970) ... (creator)
- The Country Boy (1970) ... (creator)
- A Score Without Strings (1970) ... (creator)
- Nude Scene (1970) ... (creator)
 1967 Half a Sixpence (adaptation)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls (screenplay)
 1960 Pepe (screenplay)
 1960 Can-Can (screenplay)
 1959 Green Mansions (screenplay)
 1957 Pal Joey (screenplay)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (screenplay)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate (screenplay)
 1953 Dangerous When Wet (written by)
 1953 Small Town Girl (screenplay)
 1952 When in Rome (screenplay)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (screenplay: episode six)
 1951 Texas Carnival (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 Angels in the Outfield (screenplay)
 1951 Cause for Alarm! (uncredited)
 1950 Two Weeks with Love (screenplay)
 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife (original story and screenplay)
 1949 Neptune's Daughter (screenplay)
 1948 A Date with Judy (screenplay)
 1948 On an Island with You (screen play)
 1946 Easy to Wed (screenplay)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (screenplay)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (screenplay)
 1943 Girl Crazy (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1942 Here We Go Again (material: Edgar Bergen)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing (material for Edgar Bergen)
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Personal Quote:

I never think of myself as a real writer. I only wrote because I I needed the money.


Former comedy writer on radio (for Bob Hope, Edgar Bergen and others) who became a leading screenwriter (and sometimes an uncredited script rewriter) in Hollywood during the 1940s and 1950s. She later created the Bracken's World (1969) TV series. See more »

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