Biography

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Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 – March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures.

Johnson was born in Columbus, Georgia. He began his career as a journalist, writing for the Columbus Enquirer Sun, the Savannah Press, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and the New York Herald Tribune. He also wrote short stories and a collection of these, There Ought To Be a Law, was published in 1930.

Johnson's first connection with film work was the sale of screen rights to one of his stories in 1927. Johnson asked his editor if he could write film criticism articles in 1932. When this request was denied, he decided to relocate to Hollywood and work directly in the film industry.

Quickly finding work as a scriptwriter, Johnson was hired fulltime as a writer by 20th Century-Fox in 1935. He soon began producing films as well and co-founded International Pictures in 1943 with William Goetz. Johnson also directed several films in the 1950s, including two starring Gregory Peck.

Johnson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath and the Directors Guild of America Best Directors Award in 1956 for The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Johnson died of pneumonia in Hollywood in 1977 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Nunnally Hunter Johnson (December 5, 1897 – March 25, 1977) was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures.

Johnson was born in Columbus, Georgia. He began his career as a journalist, writing for the Columbus Enquirer Sun, the Savannah Press, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and the New York Herald Tribune. He also wrote short stories and a collection of these, There Ought To Be a Law, was published in 1930.

Johnson's first connection with film work was the sale of screen rights to one of his stories in 1927. Johnson asked his editor if he could write film criticism articles in 1932. When this request was denied, he decided to relocate to Hollywood and work directly in the film industry.

Quickly finding work as a scriptwriter, Johnson was hired fulltime as a writer by 20th Century-Fox in 1935. He soon began producing films as well and co-founded International Pictures in 1943 with William Goetz. Johnson also directed several films in the 1950s, including two starring Gregory Peck.

Johnson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath and the Directors Guild of America Best Directors Award in 1956 for The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Johnson died of pneumonia in Hollywood in 1977 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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

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Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1897-12-05

Day of Death 1977-03-27

Place of Birth Columbus, Georgia

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Characters
1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission Characters
1967 The Dirty Dozen Screenplay
1964 The World of Henry Orient Screenplay
1963 Take Her, She's Mine Screenplay
1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Screenplay
1960 Flaming Star Screenplay
1960 The Angel Wore Red Writer
1957 The Three Faces of Eve Screenplay
1957 The True Story of Jesse James Screenplay
1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Screenplay
1955 How To Be Very, Very Popular Screenplay
1954 Black Widow Screenplay
1954 Night People Screenplay
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire Screenplay
1952 My Cousin Rachel Screenplay
1952 O. Henry's Full House Writer
1952 We're Not Married! Screenplay
1952 Phone Call from a Stranger Screenplay
1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Screenplay
1951 The Long Dark Hall Screenplay
1950 The Mudlark Screenplay
1950 Three Came Home Screenplay
1949 Everybody Does It Writer
1948 Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Screenplay
1946 The Dark Mirror Writer
1945 Along Came Jones Writer
1944 The Keys of the Kingdom Screenplay
1944 The Woman in the Window Screenplay
1944 Casanova Brown Writer
1943 Holy Matrimony Screenplay
1943 The Moon Is Down Writer
1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty Writer
1942 The Pied Piper Writer
1942 Roxie Hart Writer
1941 Tobacco Road Screenplay
1940 Chad Hanna Screenplay
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Screenplay
1939 Rose of Washington Square Screenplay
1939 Wife, Husband and Friend Screenplay
1939 Jesse James Screenplay
1936 Banjo on My Knee Screenplay
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island Screenplay
1935 Thanks a Million Screenplay
1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Writer
1935 Cardinal Richelieu Writer
1935 Baby Face Harrington Screenplay
1934 Kid Millions Screenplay
1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Screenplay
1934 The House of Rothschild Screenplay
1934 Moulin Rouge Writer
1933 Mama Loves Papa Story
1933 A Bedtime Story Writer
1927 Rough House Rosie Story

Production

1957 The Three Faces of Eve Producer
1955 How To Be Very, Very Popular Producer
1954 Black Widow Producer
1954 Night People Producer
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire Producer
1952 We're Not Married! Producer
1952 Phone Call from a Stranger Producer
1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Producer
1950 The Gunfighter Producer
1950 Three Came Home Producer
1949 Everybody Does It Producer
1948 Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Producer
1946 The Dark Mirror Producer
1944 The Woman in the Window Producer
1944 Casanova Brown Producer
1943 The Moon Is Down Producer
1940 Chad Hanna Associate Producer
1940 I Was an Adventuress Associate Producer
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Associate Producer
1939 Rose of Washington Square Producer
1939 Wife, Husband and Friend Associate Producer
1939 Jesse James Associate Producer
1937 Slave Ship Associate Producer
1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing! Associate Producer
1936 Banjo on My Knee Associate Producer
1936 The Road to Glory Associate Producer
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island Associate Producer
1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Producer

Directing

1960 The Angel Wore Red Director
1959 The Man Who Understood Women Director
1957 The Three Faces of Eve Director
1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Director
1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Director
1955 How To Be Very, Very Popular Director
1954 Black Widow Director
1954 Night People Director

Crew

1950 The Gunfighter Additional Writing

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