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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

A former reporter, Harry Kurnitz arrived in Hollywood in 1938 after being hired to write the screenplay for his own story, "Fast Company." He stayed to become a prolific screenwriter, working on everything from Errol Flynn swashbucklers to Danny Kaye comedies. He also found time to become a successful novelist and playwright ("A Shot in the Dark", "Once More with Feeling").

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Spouse (1)

Muriel Elgar Salmond (6 October 1941 - 1944) ( divorced)

Trivia (3)

American Playwright
Was nominated for Broadway's 1964 Tony Award as Best Author (Musical), along with his collaborator Noël Coward, for "The Girl Who Came to Supper."
He was friendly with the songwriter Frank Loesser; however, his affection did not extend to Loesser's wife, whom he once famously described as "the evil of two Loessers".

Personal Quotes (2)

[on director Billy Wilder] At work he is two people - Mr. Hyde and Mr. Hyde.
[on living in Hollywood]: It's marvelous. The general sensation is like sinking slowly into a giant hopper of warm farina.

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