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Calder Willingham (1922–1995)

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American writer of darkly ironic novels, short stories, plays and film scripts. His best known works include Paths of Glory (1957), The Graduate (1967) and Little Big Man (1970). The New Yorker labeled him "the father of modern black comedy". See more trivia »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Graduate
The Graduate Writer
(1967)
Paths of Glory
(1957)
Rambling Rose
Rambling Rose Writer
(1991)
Little Big Man
(1970)

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 1991 Rambling Rose (book) / (screenplay)
 1978 Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (TV Movie)
 1974 Thieves Like Us (screenplay)
 1970 Little Big Man (screenplay)
 1967 The Graduate (screenplay)
 1965 Son of the Mountains (screenplay "One-Eyed Jacks" - uncredited)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks (screenplay)
 1960 Spartacus (battle scenes - uncredited)
 1958 The Vikings (screenplay)
 1957 Paths of Glory (screenplay)
 1957 The Strange One (novel "End as a Man") / (play "End as a Man") / (screenplay)
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Incident in July (1955) ... (writer)
- The Bold and the Brave (1955) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "End as a Man" on Broadway, based on his book. Directed by Jack Garfein. Vanderbilt Theatre (moved to The Lyceum Theatre from 17 Dec 1953-16 Jan 1954): 14 Oct 1953-16 Jan 1954 (105 performances). Cast: Robert Dirk, Anthony Franciosa (as "Starkson"; Broadway debut), Ben Gazzara (as "Jocko de Paris"; Broadway debut), Martin... See more »
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After graduating from the University of Virginia, Willingham moved to New York City, where he became associated with such literary giants as Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Gore Vidal. See more »

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