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Born in Schenectady, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameRanald Robert MacDougall
Nickname Randy

Mini Bio (1)

Ranald MacDougall was born on March 10, 1915 in Schenectady, New York, USA as Ranald Robert MacDougall. He was a writer and director, known for The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959), Mildred Pierce (1945) and Cleopatra (1963). He was married to Nanette Fabray and Lucille Margaret Brophy. He died on December 12, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Nanette Fabray (24 April 1957 - 12 December 1973) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Lucille Margaret Brophy (29 February 1940 - 11 April 1957) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (4)

(1971-73) President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw).
Uncle-in-law of Shelley Fabares.
He worked for Warner Brothers from 1944-50, notably on the Joan Crawford classic Mildred Pierce (1945), for which he won an Oscar nomination. From the mid-'50s he was primarily active in television, often writing under the pseudonym Quentin Werty. Between 1955-70 he also directed several low-budget films.
First worked as an usher at Radio City Music Hall and later became a staff writer for NBC radio.

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