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Vincent Sheean (1899–1975)

Vincent Sheean was born on December 5, 1899 in Pana, Illinois, USA as James Vincent Sheean. He was a writer, known for Crisis (1939), Ambassador Bill (1931) and The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957). He died on March 16, 1975 in Arola, Piedmont, Italy. See full bio »


(age 75) in Arola, Piedmont, Italy

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Known For

Crisis Writer
Ambassador Bill


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 1939 Crisis (Documentary) (commentary)
 1931 Ambassador Bill (suggested by story "Ambassador from the United States" - uncredited)
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 1961 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.86 (1961) ... Himself

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Playwright: "An International Incident", produced on Broadway in 1940.

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Film producer Walter Wanger bought the rights to Sheean's "Personal History" (New York: Doubleday, 1935) for $10,000 in 1935. Wanger then went through 16 writers and five years before he could get the script as he wanted -- the film version of Sheean's book was finally released as Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" (1940).

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