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Leonard Spigelgass (I) (1908–1985)

Several of Leonard's plays reached Broadway, most notably "A Majority of One" in 1959. He also wrote "Climax" and "Playhouse 90" for television in addition to scripting eleven Academy Award shows. He authored a number of books including his collaboration on Edward G. Robinson's autobiography. During WWII he served as a colonel in the Army Signal ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Majority of One
(1961)
All Through the Night
(1941)
Gypsy
Gypsy Writer
(1962)

Filmography

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 1983 The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1982 The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
 1981 Die kluge Witwe (TV Movie)
 1981 Le pont japonais (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1978 The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1974 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (translation - 1 episode)
- Cyrano (1974) ... (translation)
 1962 Gypsy (screenplay)
 1961 A Majority of One (play) / (screenplay)
 1960 Pepe (story)
 1960 A Majority of One (TV Movie) (writer)
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Along Came a Spider (1957) ... (writer)
- Mr. Runyon of Broadway (1957) ... (writer)
- A Man of Taste (1955) ... (writer)
 1957 Silk Stockings (screenplay)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Helen Morgan Story (1957) ... (teleplay)
- One Coat of White (1957) ... (writer)
- Eloise (1956) ... (writer)
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms (written by)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- So Evil My Love (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1954 Athena
 1953 Scandal at Scourie (screenplay)
 1951 Night Into Morning (original screenplay)
 1950 Mystery Street (story)
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride (screenplay)
 1949 The Accused (contract writer - uncredited)
 1948 So Evil My Love (screenplay)
 1943 They Got Me Covered (original story)
 1943 The Youngest Profession (screenplay)
 1942 The Big Street (screenplay)
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby (screenplay)
 1941 All Through the Night (screenplay) / (story)
 1941 Tight Shoes
 1941 Million Dollar Baby (story "Miss Wheelwright Discovers America")
 1940 Private Affairs (screenplay)
 1939 Unexpected Father (story and screenplay)
 1938 Service de Luxe (writer)
 1938 Letter of Introduction (writer)
 1934 I'll Fix It (screenplay)
 1934 Stingaree (adaptation)
 1933 Hello, Sister! (scenario)
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His play, "A Majority of One," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Molly Picon and Martyn Green in the cast. Jacob Kalish was director. See more »
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