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MacKinlay Kantor (1904–1977)

MacKinlay Kantor was born on February 4, 1904 in Webster City, Iowa, USA as Benjamin MacKinlay Kantor. He was a writer and actor, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Gun Crazy (1950) and Happy Land (1943). He was married to Florence Irene Layne. He died on October 11, 1977 in Sarasota, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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 1981 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (book "God and My Country" - 2 episodes)
- Follow Me, Boys!: Part 2 (1981) ... (book "God and My Country")
- Follow Me, Boys!: Part 1 (1981) ... (book "God and My Country")
 1966 Follow Me, Boys! (book "God and My Country")
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (novel "The Happy Land" - 1 episode)
- In Times Like These (1956) ... (novel "The Happy Land")
 1953 Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (screenplay)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Signal Thirty-Two (1953) ... (story)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Forever Walking Free (1951) ... (story)
 1950 Gun Crazy (screenplay) / (story "Gun Crazy")
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge (story)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (from a novel by - as Mackinlay Kantor)
 1944 Gentle Annie (novel)
 1943 Happy Land (from the novel by)
 1940 The Man from Dakota (novel "Arouse and Beware")
 1937 Mountain Music (story)
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann (from the book by)
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 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
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Other Works:

Story: "Gun Crazy". NOTE: Filmed as Gun Crazy (1950). See more »

Alternate Names:

Mackinlay Kantor

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Kantor's "V-J Day Plus Five Years," published in the August 1950 REDBOOK magazine, details a war widow's new life after World War II. See more »

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