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Thomas Monroe (writer)

Thomas Monroe (September 26, 1902[1]-April 24, 1960[2][3]) was an American screenwriter who was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Story.

Life

Between 1941 and 1958, Monroe wrote the templates and scripts for only five films and television series. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Story for his first work, along with Billy Wilder, at the 14th Academy Awards in 1942 for the film, Ball of Fire. His second Oscar nomination for best story was for The Affairs of Susan, co-written by László Görög. He died in Sawtelle, California.

The screenplay to Ball of Fire was also the basis for the Turkish film Ateş Gibi Kadın (1965, starring Tanju Gürsu, Leyla Sayar and Zafer Önen).

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Thomas Monroe in locategrave.org Given the fact that here the date of death is given as April 24, 1960, it must be from this writer.
  2. ^ lt. William T. Stewart, Arthur F. McClure, Ken D. Jones: International Film Necrology, Garland Publishing Inc., New York & London 1981, p. 210. This source gives his age at death as 56, based on a Variety report from 1960.
  3. ^ lt. Billy H. Doyle: The Ultimate Directory of Film Technicians, The Scarecrow Press Inc., Lanham, Maryland and London 1999, p. 187. This source gives his birthdate as 1904, based on the same Variety report.

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