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Peter Viertel (1920–2007)

Peter Viertel, a WWII veteran whose first novel was published to glowing reviews when he was only 18, was born of parents of the European intelligentsia, refugees from Adolf Hitler's Europe. Brought up in Hollywood, in a household where Greta Garbo (his mother's closest friend), Bertolt Brecht Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann and Franz Werfel were ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in Marbella, Spain

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 1990 White Hunter Black Heart (novel) / (screenplay)
 1962 Five Miles to Midnight (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1958 The Old Man and the Sea (writer)
 1958 The Night Heaven Fell (uncredited)
 1957 The Sun Also Rises (screenplay)
 1957 The Survivors (TV Movie)
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Hard Way (1957) ... (original screenplay)
 1953 Beat the Devil (screenplay collaboration - uncredited)
 1953 The Village (screenplay)
 1951 The African Queen (uncredited)
 1951 Decision Before Dawn (screenplay)
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Survivors (1950) ... (story)
 1949 Roughshod (story)
 1949 We Were Strangers (screenplay)
 1948 The Search (draft - uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way (screen play)
 1942 Saboteur (original screen play)
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Playwright (w/Irwin Shaw: "The Survivors" See more »

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Died 20 days after the death of his wife, actress Deborah Kerr. It was said that her death affected him immensely. See more »

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Scorpio

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