Knowledge Identifier: +Joseph_L._Mankiewicz
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1909.
Countries: United States (40%), Italy (21%), United Kingdom (11%)
Linked to: Stuyvesant High School, Chicago Tribune, American Broadcasting Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
In 1928, he obtained a bachelor's degree from Columbia University
He produced more than twenty films including "The Philadelphia Story" which was nominated for the Academy award for Best Picture in 1941
In 1944, he produced "The Keys of the Kingdom", which starred Gregory Peck, and featured Mankiewicz's then-wife, Rose Stradner, in a supporting role as a nun
Valentina Cortese - Cortese appeared in Jules Dassin's "Thieves' Highway" , Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "The Barefoot Contessa" , Michelangelo Antonioni's "Le Amiche" , Gérard Brach's "The Boat on the Grass", Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" , and in the Franco Zeffirelli projects such as the 1972 film "Brother Sun, Sister Moon", his 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth" and the 1993 film "Sparrow"
Claudette Colbert - In 1949, Joseph L. Mankiewicz wrote the part of Margo Channing in All About Eve for Colbert, feeling that she best represented the style of the older actress he envisioned for the part.
Walter M. Scott - His first Academy *award nomination came in 1950 for Joseph L. Mankiewicz's drama "All About Eve"
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - The first person to win twice in this category is Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who won the *award in two consecutive years, 1950 and 1951
In 1951, Mankiewicz left Fox and moved to New York, intending to write for the Broadway stage
The Barefoot Contessa - "'The Barefoot Contessa"' is a 1954 drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz about the life and loves of fictional Spanish sex symbol Maria Vargas
In 1983, he was a member of the jury at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival
Larry Auerbach - Auerbach received the DGA's Robert B. Aldrich Award in 1991, and was named a DGA Honorary Life Member in 2004, joining a small, elite group that includes Charles Chaplin, David Lean, Frank Capra, Walt Disney, Darryl F. Zanuck, Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, Lew Wasserman, Elia Kazan, Chuck Jones, Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Jack Valenti
Mankiewicz, who died in 1993, six days before his 84th birthday, was interred in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Churchyard cemetery, Bedford, New York
Woman of the Year - In the 1993 documentary "Katharine Hepburn: All About Me", Hepburn herself says she was wearing high heels at the first meeting with Tracy and producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and said "I'm afraid I'm a bit tall for you, Mr. Tracy"
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