Helen Deutsch, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Helen Deutsch

American screenwriter

Date of Birth: 21-Mar-1906

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, United States

Date of Death: 15-Mar-1992

Profession: screenwriter, songwriter, journalist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Helen Deutsch

  • Helen Deutsch (21 March 1906 – 15 March 1992) was an American screenwriter, journalist, and songwriter. Deutsch was born in New York City and graduated from Barnard College.
  • She began her career by managing the Provincetown Players.
  • She then wrote theater reviews for The New York Herald-Tribune and The New York Times, as well as working in the press department of the Theatre Guild. Her first screenplay was for The Seventh Cross (1944).
  • She adapted Enid Bagnold's novel, National Velvet into a screenplay that became a famous film (1944) starring Elizabeth Taylor.
  • After writing a few films (Golden Earrings (1947), The Loves of Carmen (1948) and Shockproof (1949) ) for Paramount and Columbia Pictures, she spent the greater part of her career working for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • There, wrote the screenplays for such films as King Solomon's Mines (1950), Kim (1950), It's a Big Country (1951), Plymouth Adventure (1952), Lili (1953), Flame and the Flesh (1954), The Glass Slipper (1955), I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), Forever, Darling (1956) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964).
  • Her last screenplay was for 20th Century Fox's Valley of the Dolls (1967).

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