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Sonya Levien (1888–1960)

Sonya, a graduate with a law degree from New York University, briefly practiced law before becoming a magazine editor and fiction writer. After several of her stories were adapted to the screen, she became a screenwriter. Levien wrote several screenplays for Will Rogers films and for Fox studios during the 1930s. She wrote for a number of studios ... See full bio »

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State Fair Writer
Oklahoma! Writer


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 1962 State Fair (adaptation)
 1960 Pepe (story)
 1957 Jeanne Eagels (screenplay)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (based on a screenplay by - 1 episode)
- City in Flames (1957) ... (based on a screenplay by)
 1956 Bhowani Junction (screenplay)
 1955 Oklahoma! (screen play)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Amazing Mrs. Halliday (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Interrupted Melody (written by)
 1955 Hit the Deck (written by)
 1954 The Student Prince (written for the screen by)
 1952 The Merry Widow (screenplay)
 1951 Quo Vadis (screen play)
 1951 The Great Caruso (written by)
 1948 Three Daring Daughters (original screenplay)
 1947 Cass Timberlane (adaptation)
 1946 The Green Years (screenplay)
 1945 Adventure (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair (adapted by)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue (original story)
 1945 The Valley of Decision (screen play)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (from an original story by)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (screenplay)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (screen play)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk (screen play)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (screen play)
 1938 Kidnapped (screen play)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer (screenplay)
 1938 In Old Chicago (screen play)
 1936 Reunion (screenplay)
 1936 Ramona (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 The Country Doctor (screen play)
 1936 Paddy O'Day (story)
 1935 Music Is Magic (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1935 Navy Wife (screenplay)
 1935 Here's to Romance (story)
 1935 Curly Top (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1934 The White Parade (adaptation)
 1934 Marie Galante (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1934 Change of Heart (screen play)
 1933 Mr. Skitch (writer)
 1933 Berkeley Square (screenplay)
 1933 The Warrior's Husband (writer)
 1933 State Fair (screenplay)
 1933 Cavalcade (continuity)
 1932 Tess of the Storm Country (screenplay)
 1932 She Wanted a Millionaire (continuity) / (story)
 1931 Delicious (adaptation)
 1931 Surrender
 1931 The Brat
 1931 Daddy Long Legs (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1931 The Man Who Came Back (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1930 Lightnin' (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1930 Liliom (screenplay and dialogue)
 1930 Song o' My Heart (scenario and dialogue)
 1930 So This Is London (scenario)
 1929 South Sea Rose (scenario)
 1929 Frozen Justice (scenario)
 1929 They Had to See Paris (scenario)
 1929 Lucky Star (writer)
 1929 Behind That Curtain (writer)
 1929 Trial Marriage (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 The Younger Generation (screen play)
 1928 The Power of the Press (writer)
 1928 A Ship Comes In (writer)
 1927 The Princess from Hoboken (screenplay) / (story)
 1926 Christine of the Big Tops (adaptation) / (continuity) / (scenario)
 1926 Why Girls Go Back Home (scenario - as Sonya Hovey)
 1923 The Exciters (writer)
 1923 The Snow Bride (screenplay) / (story)
 1922 Pink Gods (adaptation)
 1922 The Top of New York (story)
 1921 First Love (story)
 1921 Cheated Love
 1919 Who Will Marry Me? (story)
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Sonya Hovey

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Mother with writer Carl Hovey of screenwriter Tamara Hovey and composer Serge Hovey.

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