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Dore Schary (1905–1980)

Isadore Schary had a long and checkered history in motion pictures. He was first employed as a screenwriter at then-lowly Columbia after a story editor was struck by the crispness of a writing sample. The editor also happened to think that the writer was a woman, mistaking Dore for Dora. By 1933 he'd been lured away to the first of a number of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Boys Town
Boys Town Writer
Sunrise at Campobello
Young and Beautiful
Lonelyhearts Writer


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 1982 FDR: That Man in the White House (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Act One (writer)
 1960 Sunrise at Campobello (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Well, What About You? (1960) ... (writer)
 1958 Lonelyhearts (writer)
 1955 The Battle of Gettysburg (Documentary short)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- Edison the Man (1954) ... (previous screenplay)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (episode seven) / (story for picture)
 1946 Live Wires (based on an original story by - as Jeb Schary)
 1943 Here Comes Kelly (story - as Jeb Schary)
 1941 Married Bachelor (screen play)
 1940 Behind the News (story)
 1940 Edison, the Man (original story)
 1940 Young Tom Edison (original screenplay)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (original story)
 1938 Boys Town (original story) / (screenplay)
 1938 Ladies in Distress (story)
 1937 Big City (screen play)
 1937 Outcast
 1936 Song and Dance Man (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 Timothy's Quest (screenplay)
 1936 Her Master's Voice (adaptation)
 1935 Silk Hat Kid (screenplay)
 1935 The Raven (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Chinatown Squad (screenplay)
 1935 Storm Over the Andes (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Mississippi (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1935 Red Hot Tires (additional dialogue)
 1934 Murder in the Clouds (screenplay) / (story)
 1934 Young and Beautiful (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1934 Let's Talk It Over (story "Loves of a Sailor")
 1933 Fog (screenplay)
 1933 Fury of the Jungle (screenplay)
 1933 He Couldn't Take It (story and adaptation)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Devil's Advocate. Written by Dore Schary. Based on the novel by Morris L. West. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge. Associate designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey. Assistant Scenic Design: Richard Casler. Assistant to Miss Aldredge: Gordon Micunis and Domingo Rodriguez. Billy Rose Theatre:... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dory Schary | Jeb Schary


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on cinema] The most collaborative of the arts.


As a young man during the Depression, Schary worked at the huge Catskill Mountains resort hotel The Flagler, where he assisted social/entertainment director Moss Hart, would would later achieve fame as a Broadway playwright. Their chief competition was Grossinger's Hotel, whose own social director 'Don Hartman' would later head Paramount Pictures. See more »

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