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Dore Schary (1905–1980)


Isadore Schary had a long and checkered history in motion pictures. He was first employed as a screenwriter at then-lowly Columbia after a story editor was struck by the crispness of a writing sample. The editor also happened to think that the writer was a woman, mistaking Dore for Dora. By 1933 he'd been lured away to the first of a number of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Boys Town
Boys Town Writer
(1938)
Act One
Act One Writer
(1963)
Edison, the Man
(1940)
Silk Hat Kid
Silk Hat Kid Writer
(1935)

Filmography

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 1982 FDR: That Man in the White House (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Act One (writer)
 1960 Sunrise at Campobello (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Well, What About You? (1960) ... (writer)
 1958 Lonelyhearts (writer)
 1955 The Battle of Gettysburg (Documentary short)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- Edison the Man (1954) ... (previous screenplay)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (episode seven) / (story for picture)
 1946 Live Wires (based on an original story by - as Jeb Schary)
 1943 Here Comes Kelly (story - as Jeb Schary)
 1941 Married Bachelor (screen play)
 1940 Behind the News (story)
 1940 Edison, the Man (original story)
 1940 Young Tom Edison (original screenplay)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (original story)
 1938 Boys Town (original story) / (screenplay)
 1937 Big City (screen play)
 1937 Outcast
 1936 Song and Dance Man (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 Timothy's Quest (screenplay)
 1936 Her Master's Voice (adaptation)
 1935 Silk Hat Kid (screenplay)
 1935 The Raven (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Chinatown Squad (screenplay)
 1935 Storm Over the Andes (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Mississippi (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1935 Red Hot Tires (additional dialogue)
 1934 Murder in the Clouds (screenplay) / (story)
 1934 Young and Beautiful (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1934 Let's Talk It Over (story "Loves of a Sailor")
 1933 Fog (screenplay)
 1933 Fury of the Jungle (screenplay)
 1933 He Couldn't Take It (story and adaptation)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Triple Play. Directed by Hume Cronyn. Playhouse Theatre: 15 Apr 1959-16 May 1959 (45 performances). Note: production comprised of the following plays: "Bedtime Story", "Portrait of a Madonna", "The Harmful Effects of Tobacco" and "A Pound on Demand". Three of these productions starred Hume Cronyn, Biff McGuire and Jessica Tandy... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dory Schary | Jeb Schary

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on cinema] The most collaborative of the arts.

Trivia:

Was to have played himself on an I Love Lucy (1951) episode. Business commitments necessitated his canceling the appearance, and he was played by Philip Ober, the then-husband of Lucille Ball's co-star, Vivian Vance. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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