Biography

Chester Erskine (November 29, 1905 - April 7, 1986) was a Hollywood and Broadway director, writer, and producer.

He was born in Hudson, New York and studied for a short time at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first directing job was Harlem an 1929 all-black revue. He also directed Spencer Tracy in the play The Last Mile in 1930. Erskine's likeness was drawn in caricature by Alex Gard for Sardi's, the New York City theater district restaurant. The picture is now part of the collection of the New York Public Library.

In 1932 he began working in Hollywood where his best known work includes the direction of The Egg and I (1947) and the writing of All My Sons (1948).

He died in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 83.

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Chester Erskine (November 29, 1905 - April 7, 1986) was a Hollywood and Broadway director, writer, and producer.

He was born in Hudson, New York and studied for a short time at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first directing job was Harlem an 1929 all-black revue. He also directed Spencer Tracy in the play The Last Mile in 1930. Erskine's likeness was drawn in caricature by Alex Gard for Sardi's, the New York City theater district restaurant. The picture is now part of the collection of the New York Public Library.

In 1932 he began working in Hollywood where his best known work includes the direction of The Egg and I (1947) and the writing of All My Sons (1948).

He died in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 83.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Chester Erskine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1905-11-29

Day of Death 1986-04-07

Place of Birth Hudson, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Честер Эрскин

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1970 The Invincible Six Writer
1954 Witness to Murder Screenplay
1953 Split Second Story
1952 Angel Face Story
1952 Androcles and the Lion Adaptation
1952 The Belle of New York Adaptation
1952 A Girl in Every Port Writer
1949 Take One False Step Screenplay
1948 All My Sons Writer
1947 The Egg and I Writer
1933 Master of Men Story

Directing

1972 The Irish Whiskey Rebellion Director
1952 Androcles and the Lion Director
1952 A Girl in Every Port Director
1949 Take One False Step Director
1947 The Egg and I Director
1936 Frankie and Johnnie Director
1934 Midnight Director

Production

1959 The Wonderful Country Producer
1949 Take One False Step Producer
1948 All My Sons Producer
1947 The Egg and I Producer
1934 Midnight Producer

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