Leonard Spigelgass1908 — 1985 Age: 76 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Leonard Spigelgass (November 26, 1908 – February 15, 1985) was an American film producer and screenwriter. Born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Spigelgass got his start collaborating on the script for Erich Von Stroheim's Hello, Sister! (1933). Additional screen credits include The Big Street (1942), I Was a Male War Bride (1949), Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957), Silk Stockings (1957), Pepe (1960), and Gypsy (1962). Spigelgass signed on as a staff writer for Universal Studios in 1938 and was a colonel in the US Army Signal Corps. Spigelgass also was a playwright and penned such dramas as Dear Me the Sky Is Falling, The Wrong Way Light Bulb, and A Remedy for Winter, the comedy A Majority of One, and the book for the musical Look to the Lilies. He also wrote plays for such television series as Playhouse 90 and the novels Million Dollar Baby and Fed to the Teeth. During his career, Spigelgass wrote the scripts for eleven Academy Award-winning films. He himself was nominated in 1950 for the story for Mystery Street and garnered three Writers Guild of America nominations over the course of his career. Spigelgass' sister, Beulah Roth, was a political speechwriter for Franklin Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson, and was married to photographer Sanford H. Roth, a close friend of James Dean. Spigelgass died in Los Angeles, California.
November 26, 1908, Brooklyn, New York, USA
February 15, 1985
1938 Service de LuxeWriter 1938 Letter of IntroductionWriter 1940 One Night in the TropicsAssociate Producer 1942 All Through the NightScreenplay and Story 1942 The Big StreetScreenplay 1943 The Youngest ProfessionScreenplay 1949 I Was a Male War BrideScreenplay 1949 The AccusedWriter 1950 Mystery StreetStory 1954 Deep in My HeartWriter 1957 Silk StockingsScreenplay 1957 Ten Thousand BedroomsWriter 1960 PepeStory 1961 A Majority of OneTheatre Play and Screenplay 1962 GypsyWriterLimited to the 15 most popular items