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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Samuel A. Taylor (June 13, 1912 – May 26, 2000) was an American playwright and screenwriter.

Born Samuel Albert Tanenbaum, in a Jewish family, in Chicago, Illinois, Taylor made his Broadway debut as author of the play The Happy Time in 1950. He wrote the play Sabrina Fair in 1953 and co-wrote its film adaptation the following year. In 1955, he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay. His early success brought him more work in Hollywood, including the 1956 biographical film The Eddy Duchin Story and the Alfred Hitchcock classic Vertigo in 1958.

His film career faded after the initial box office failure of Vertigo, though Hitchcock and Taylor remained frequent collaborators. Taylor wrote the screenplay for Hitchcock's 1969 film Topaz. He was often contracted to write drafts for Hitchcock's other films, such as Torn Curtain, though Topaz was the only Taylor-penned screenplay to be produced after Vertigo.

Taylor was nominated for his only Tony Award in 1962 as co-producer of the play No Strings, for which he also wrote the book. Other playwrighting credits include Avanti! (1968) and Legend (1976).

Taylor died of heart failure in Blue Hill, Maine. His credits are sometimes confused with those of novelist and screenwriter Samuel W. Taylor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Samuel A. Taylor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Samuel A. Taylor (June 13, 1912 – May 26, 2000) was an American playwright and screenwriter.

Born Samuel Albert Tanenbaum, in a Jewish family, in Chicago, Illinois, Taylor made his Broadway debut as author of the play The Happy Time in 1950. He wrote the play Sabrina Fair in 1953 and co-wrote its film adaptation the following year. In 1955, he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay. His early success brought him more work in Hollywood, including the 1956 biographical film The Eddy Duchin Story and the Alfred Hitchcock classic Vertigo in 1958.

His film career faded after the initial box office failure of Vertigo, though Hitchcock and Taylor remained frequent collaborators. Taylor wrote the screenplay for Hitchcock's 1969 film Topaz. He was often contracted to write drafts for Hitchcock's other films, such as Torn Curtain, though Topaz was the only Taylor-penned screenplay to be produced after Vertigo.

Taylor was nominated for his only Tony Award in 1962 as co-producer of the play No Strings, for which he also wrote the book. Other playwrighting credits include Avanti! (1968) and Legend (1976).

Taylor died of heart failure in Blue Hill, Maine. His credits are sometimes confused with those of novelist and screenwriter Samuel W. Taylor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Samuel A. Taylor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 13

Birthday 1912-06-13

Day of Death 2000-05-26

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Samuel Albert Tanenbaum
  • Samuel Taylor

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1972 Avanti!Theatre Play
1971 The Love MachineScreenplay
1970 Promise at DawnTheatre Play
1969 TopazScreenplay
1966 Three on a CouchScreenplay
1961 Goodbye AgainScreenplay
1958 VertigoScreenplay
1956 The Monte Carlo StoryScreenplay
1956 The Monte Carlo StoryOriginal Story
1956 The Eddy Duchin StoryScreenplay
1954 SabrinaTheatre Play
1954 SabrinaScreenplay
1952 The Happy TimeTheatre Play

Directing

1956 The Monte Carlo StoryDirector

Production

2002 DeathwatchProducer

Acting

1997 Obsessed with Vertigo - New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece as Himself

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