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Donald Ogden Stewart (1894–1980)

Donald Ogden Stewart was born on November 30, 1894 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Holiday (1938) and Life with Father (1947). He was married to Ella Winter and Beatrice Ames. He died on August 2, 1980 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 85) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Holiday Writer
Life with Father
Love Affair
Love Affair Writer


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 1994 Love Affair (1939 screenplay)
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie) (additional dialogue)
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series) (original author - 1 episode)
- The Kidders (1965) ... (original author)
 1960 Malaga (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (adapted by - 1 episode)
- Honour Bright (1958) ... (adapted by)
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (original author - 1 episode)
- The Kidders (1958) ... (original author)
 1957 An Affair to Remember (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1955 Escapade (screenplay - originally as Gilbert Holland)
 1955 Summertime (uncredited)
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda (additional dialogue - originally uncredited)
 1952 Europe '51 (uncredited)
 1949 Edward, My Son (writer)
 1947 Cass Timberlane (adaptation)
 1947 Life with Father (screen play)
 1945 Without Love
 1943 Forever and a Day (writer)
 1942 Keeper of the Flame (screenplay)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan (original story and screenplay)
 1941 Smilin' Through (screen play)
 1941 A Woman's Face (screen play)
 1941 That Uncertain Feeling (screenplay)
 1940 Kitty Foyle (additional dialogue)
 1940 The Philadelphia Story (screen play)
 1939 The Night of Nights (original screenplay)
 1939 The Women (uncredited)
 1939 Love Affair (screen play)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (screen play)
 1938 Holiday (screenplay)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (additional dialogue)
 1935 No More Ladies (screen play)
 1935 Reckless (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (screen play)
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama (uncredited)
 1933 Going Hollywood (screen play)
 1933 Dinner at Eight (additional dialogue)
 1933 Another Language (writer)
 1933 The White Sister (screen play)
 1932 Red Dust (additional writer - uncredited)
 1932 Smilin' Through (dialogue)
 1931 Rebound (play)
 1931 Tarnished Lady (screenplay) / (story "New York Lady")
 1931 Finn and Hattie (novel "Mr and Mrs Haddock Abroad")
 1930 Laughter
 1929 Humorous Flights (Short) (uncredited)
 1929 Traffic Regulations (Short) (uncredited)
 1926 Brown of Harvard (adaptation)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

[Author]. By a Stroke of Luck (autobiography, Paddington Press. 1St Edition edition (1975). 302 pages. ISBN-10: 0846700638. ISBN-13: 978-0846700630. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gilbert Holland


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I got terribly interested in being a good screenwriter and worked terribly hard at it. The competition was terribly hard - you couldn't make mistakes because there were other writers waiting to step in and fix your script up the way you were fixing somebody else's. One of the first things you had to learn was not to let them break your heart because if you really put yourself into a script and ... See more »


Is portrayed by David Gow in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994). See more »

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