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Russell Rouse (1913–1987)

Russell Rouse was born on November 20, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for D.O.A. (1950), Pillow Talk (1959) and D.O.A. (1988). He was married to Beverly Michaels. He died on October 2, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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D.O.A. Writer
Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk Writer
D.O.A. Writer
The Thief
The Thief Writer


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 1988 D.O.A. (story)
 1969 Color Me Dead (writer)
 1966 The Oscar (screenplay)
 1964 A House Is Not a Home (screenplay)
  Tightrope (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1959) (creator - 29 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- Bullets and Ballet (1960) ... (creator)
- A Matter of Money (1960) ... (creator)
- Borderline (1960) ... (creator)
- The Hired Guns (1960) ... (creator)
- The Horse Runs High (1960) ... (creator)
 1959 Pillow Talk (story)
 1959 Thunder in the Sun (writer)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive (screenplay)
 1955 New York Confidential (original screenplay)
 1953 Wicked Woman (written for the screen by)
 1952 The Thief (written for the screen by)
 1951 The Well (written for the screen by)
 1950 D.O.A. (screenplay) / (story and screenplay)
 1950 The Great Plane Robbery (story)
 1944 The Town Went Wild (story and screenplay)
 1944 Nothing But Trouble (original screen play)
 1942 Yokel Boy (based-on-play "Yokel Boy")
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Unsold pilot: Co-produced a pilot for a proposed CBS TV legal drama series called "Defiance County". See more »

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American writer-director of the 1950's, a graduate of UCLA. Entered films as a prop man at Paramount. He often worked in tandem with writer-producer Clarence Greene. Rouse is best remembered for the classic film noir D.O.A. (1950) and for the sex comedy Pillow Talk (1959). Rouse and Greene also released the short-lived TV series Tightrope (1959) through their company, Greene-Rouse Productions,. See more »

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