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Isobel Lennart (1915–1971)

Isobel Lennart was born on May 18, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was a writer, known for Funny Girl (1968), Love Me or Leave Me (1955) and Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956). She was married to John Briard Harding. She died on January 25, 1971 in Hemet, California, USA. See full bio »

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Funny Girl Writer


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 1968 Funny Girl (based on the musical play by) / (screenplay by)
 1967 Fitzwilly (screenplay)
 1962 Two for the Seesaw (screenplay)
 1962 Period of Adjustment (screenplay)
 1961 By Love Possessed (adaptation - uncredited)
 1960 The Sundowners (screenplay)
 1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (screenplay)
 1958 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (screenplay)
 1958 Merry Andrew (screenplay)
 1956 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1956) ... (archive footage)
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Holiday Affair (1955) ... (screenplay)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me (screenplay)
 1953 Latin Lovers (writer)
 1953 The Girl Next Door (screenplay)
 1952 My Wife's Best Friend (screenplay)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy! (written by)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (screenplay: episode four)
 1950 A Life of Her Own (written by)
 1949 East Side, West Side (screen play)
 1949 Holiday Affair (screenplay)
 1948 The Kissing Bandit (writer)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh (screen play)
 1943 Lost Angel (screenplay)
 1943 A Stranger in Town (original screenplay)
 1942 The Affairs of Martha (original screenplay "Once Upon a Thursday")
 1942 On the Sunny Side (contributing writer - uncredited)
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Other Works:

(Summer 1976) Jule Styne and her musical, "Funny Girl," was performed in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren; the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and Memorial Hall in Dayton, Ohio with Carol Lawrence in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

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John Briard Harding  (her death)  (2 children)

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American screenwriter, who first worked in the mail room at MGM, later becoming a contract writer, 1942-57. Member of the Communist Party (1939-44). Called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, Lennart became a 'friendly witness', naming 21 people as former party members. As a result, her name was removed from the blacklist and she was permitted to continue working. See more »

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