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William Rose (I) (1914–1987)

William Rose was born on December 12, 1914 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as William Arthur Rose. He was a writer, known for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Ladykillers (2004) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). He was married to Tania Rose. He died on February 10, 1987 in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK. See full bio »

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 2005 Guess Who (motion picture "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner")
 2004 The Ladykillers (movie "The Ladykillers")
 1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (written by)
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man (screenplay)
 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (screenplay) / (story)
 1958 Davy (story)
 1957 Big Time Operators (screenplay & original story)
 1957 Decision Against Time (an original story by) / (screenplay)
 1955 The Ladykillers (story and screenplay)
 1955 Touch and Go (based on an original story by) / (screenplay)
 1954 High and Dry (screenplay)
 1953 Genevieve (story and screenplay)
 1952 Glory at Sea (adaptation)
 1952 Bachelor in Paris (original story)
 1950 Operation X (screenplay)
 1949 Maniacs on Wheels (script)
 1948 Sin of Esther Waters (writer)
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Wrote five scripts for Ealing between 1954 and 1957. See more »



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