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William Ludwig (I) (1912–1999)


Contract writer at MGM, 1938 to 1957. See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Oklahoma! Writer
Love Crazy
Love Crazy Writer
The Great Caruso
Love Finds Andy Hardy


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 1978 The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1961 Back Street (screenplay)
 1957 Gun Glory (screenplay)
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms (written by)
 1955 Oklahoma! (screen play)
 1955 Interrupted Melody (written by)
 1955 Hit the Deck (written by)
 1954 Athena
 1954 The Student Prince (written for the screen by)
 1952 The Merry Widow (screenplay)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (screenplay: episode one)
 1951 The Great Caruso (written by)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie (screenplay)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up (writer)
 1948 Hills of Home (original screenplay)
 1948 Julia Misbehaves (screenplay)
 1946 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (screenplay)
 1946 Boys' Ranch
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance (screenplay)
 1944 Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (screenplay)
 1943 Girl Crazy (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1942 Journey for Margaret (screen play)
 1941 Love Crazy (original story) / (screenplay)
 1939 Blackmail (screen play)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire (screen play)
 1939 The Hardys Ride High (original screenplay)
 1938 Out West with the Hardys (writer)
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy (screen play)

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Active as a founder of the Screen Writers Guild, now the Writers Guild of America. Secretary-treasurer of that union for 18 years. In the 1960s, he promoted the development of the Guild's pension fund. Appropriately, he died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund hospital, which the Guild's fund (together with other motion picture industry unions) helped establish. See more »

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