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Charles Lederer (1911–1976)

Charles Lederer was born on December 31, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Davies Lederer. He was a writer and director, known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), His Girl Friday (1940) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). He was married to Anne Shirley and Virginia Nicolson. He died on March 5, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2001 Ocean's Eleven (1960 screenplay)
 1995 Kiss of Death (1947 screenplay)
 1967 Kismet (TV Movie) (musical libretto)
 1964 Destry (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Ride to Rio Verde (1964) ... (original screenplay)
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (screenplay)
 1962 Follow That Dream (screenplay)
 1960 Ocean's 11 (screenplay)
 1960 Can-Can (screenplay)
 1959 It Started with a Kiss (screenplay)
 1959 Never Steal Anything Small (writer)
 1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West (1947 screenplay Kiss of Death)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis (adaptation)
 1956 Gaby
 1955 Kismet (musical libretto) / (screenplay)
 1955 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Flor Eterna (1955) ... (play)
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (screen play)
 1952 Monkey Business (screenplay)
 1952 Full House (segment "Ransom of Red Chief", uncredited)
 1951 The Thing from Another World (screenplay)
 1950 Wabash Avenue (screenplay) / (story - uncredited)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue (story)
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride (screenplay)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (uncredited)
 1947 Ride the Pink Horse (screenplay)
 1947 Kiss of Death (screenplay)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous (screenplay)
 1943 The Youngest Profession (screenplay)
 1941 Love Crazy (screenplay)
 1940 Comrade X (screen play)
 1940 I Love You Again (screen play)
 1940 His Girl Friday (screen play)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (screen play)
 1939 Within the Law (screen play)
 1937 Mountain Music (screenplay)
 1935 Baby Face Harrington (additional dialogue)
 1933/I Topaze (continuity)
 1931 The Front Page (additional dialogue)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: He wrote the teleplay for a comedy western series pilot called "The Nowhere Boys" starring David Wayne. . See more »

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Knowledge is more important than life. We've only one excuse for existing, to think, to find out, to learn. See more »


Luther Davis and his musical, "Kismet" at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 1997 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Musical Production. See more »



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Quite an impressive list of credits! noirsam
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