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Jerry Wald (I) (1911–1962)

The son of a dry goods salesman, Jerry Wald was the go-getting Hollywood writer-producer of popular imagination: charismatic, ambitious, shrewd, frequently brilliant, and filled with a nervous energy driving him from one project to another. An avid reader, with an innate sense of literary judgement, Wald began in the industry in 1929 as a radio ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1963 The Stripper (producer)
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (executive producer - uncredited)
 1961 Wild in the Country (producer)
 1961 Return to Peyton Place (producer)
 1960 Let's Make Love (producer)
 1960 Sons and Lovers (producer)
 1959 The Story on Page One (producer)
 1959 Beloved Infidel (producer)
 1959 Hound-Dog Man (producer)
 1959 The Best of Everything (producer)
 1959 The 31st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1959 The Sound and the Fury (producer)
 1958 Mardi Gras (producer)
 1958 In Love and War (producer)
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer (producer)
 1958 The 30th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1957 Peyton Place (producer)
 1957 Kiss Them for Me (producer)
 1957 No Down Payment (producer)
 1957 An Affair to Remember (producer)
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story (producer)
 1956 The Harder They Fall (executive producer - uncredited)
 1955 Queen Bee (producer)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson (producer - uncredited)
 1952 The Lusty Men (producer)
 1952 Clash by Night (producer - uncredited)
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway (producer - uncredited)
 1951 The Blue Veil (producer)
 1951 Behave Yourself! (producer)
 1951 Storm Warning (producer)
 1950 The Breaking Point (producer)
 1950 The Glass Menagerie (producer)
 1950 Caged (producer)
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry (producer)
 1950 Perfect Strangers (producer)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn (producer)
 1949 The Inspector General (producer)
 1949 Always Leave Them Laughing (producer)
 1949 Task Force (producer)
 1949 Flamingo Road (producer)
 1949 John Loves Mary (producer)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon (producer)
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan (producer)
 1948 Johnny Belinda (producer)
 1948 Key Largo (producer)
 1948 To the Victor (producer)
 1947 Dark Passage (producer)
 1947 The Unfaithful (producer)
 1947 Possessed (producer)
 1946 Humoresque (producer)
 1945 Mildred Pierce (producer)
 1945 Pride of the Marines (producer)
 1945 Objective, Burma! (producer)
 1944 The Very Thought of You (producer)
 1944 In Our Time (producer)
 1943 Destination Tokyo (producer)
 1943 Background to Danger (producer)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic (producer)
 1943 The Hard Way (producer)
 1942 George Washington Slept Here (producer)
 1942 Across the Pacific (producer)
 1942 Juke Girl (associate producer)
 1942 Larceny, Inc. (associate producer)
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner (associate producer)
 1941 All Through the Night (associate producer)
 1941 Navy Blues (associate producer)
 1933 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #7 (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5 (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #2 (Short) (producer - uncredited)
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There's no shortage of talent. There's only a shortage of talent that can recognize talent.


Became a close friend of director Lloyd Bacon. He also formed a relationship Mark Hellinger, another Manhattan expatriate. It was Hellinger who facilitated Wald's entrance into the ranks of producer,. See more »

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