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George Axelrod

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George Axelrod

American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director, best known for his play, The Seven Year Itch , which was adapted into a movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1922.

Countries: United States (93%), Austria (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Seven Year Itch, Richard Condon, Truman Capote

Linked to: Jews

 

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George Axelrod was born in 1922 add something


1950

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Axelrod was one of the best paid writers in Hollywood, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" add something


1952

He said he contributed to or collaborated on more than 400 TV and radio scripts and wrote for top comedians, including Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin before earning breakout success with his 1952 stage comedy, "The Seven Year Itch", a risque social satire about a middle-class man who has an affair while his wife and children are on vacation add something

 

"The Seven Year Itch" was first presented by Courtney Burr and Elliot Nugent at the Fulton Theatre, New York City, on July 15, 1952 add something


1953

Based on his own experiences on the opening night of "The Seven Year Itch", the one-hour play was presented as the November 30, 1953 episode of "Studio One" add something


1955

The Broadway success of "The Seven Year Itch" led to the successful 1955 film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe add something

 

Jayne Mansfield - In 1955, she went to New York and appeared in the Broadway production of George Axelrod's comedy "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-", featuring Orson Bean and Walter Matthau

 

The Seven Year Itch - "'The Seven Year Itch"' is a 1955 American romantic comedy film based on a three-act play with the same name by George Axelrod


1957

Axelrod was contemptuous of the 1957 movie, saying he didn't go see it because the studio "never used my story, my play or my script add something


1959

John Frankenheimer - Frankenheimer and producer George Axelrod bought Richard Condon's 1959 novel after it had already been turned down by many Hollywood studios.

 

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) - Its screenplay, by George Axelrod, is based on the 1959 novel by Richard Condon


 

He was nominated for an Academy award for his 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and adapted Richard Condon's "The Manchurian Candidate" add something


1963

After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the movie was taken out of circulation and wasn't re-released until 1988, when it became a box office hit and was deemed by critics to be a classic of American cinema add something


1966

In 1966, Axelrod directed "Lord Love a Duck", and two years later, he directed "The Secret Life of an American Wife" add something


1979

After a decade hiatus, he returned to films in 1979, providing the screenplay for an unsuccessful remake of "The Lady Vanishes" add something


1988

Candy Barr - In March 1988, it was announced that Ryan O'Neal would direct Farrah Fawcett in a biopic about Barr based on a script by George Axelrod, who wrote the Broadway play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter-", but the movie was never produced


George Axelrod died in 2003 add something