Biography

Producer, songwriter and author, brother to Ralph Freed, Walter and Ruth Freed. He was educated at the Phillips Exeter Academy, and became associated with Gus Edwardsmusical acts. He performed in vaudeville with Louis Silvers, with whom he wrote revues for New York restaurants. During World War I, he staged military shows, then managed a theatre, eventually producing his own musical shows, finally joining MGM under contract. His Academy Award winning films include An American in Paris (1951), _Gigi(1958)_ andIrving Thalberg Awards. In 1964, he became President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Joining ASCAP in 1924, his chief musical collaborator was Nacio Herb Brown, and also included Gus Arnheim, Al Hoffman and Harry Warren. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Producer, songwriter and author, brother to Ralph Freed, Walter and Ruth Freed. He was educated at the Phillips Exeter Academy, and became associated with Gus Edwardsmusical acts. He performed in vaudeville with Louis Silvers, with whom he wrote revues for New York restaurants. During World War I, he staged military shows, then managed a theatre, eventually producing his own musical shows, finally joining MGM under contract. His Academy Award winning films include An American in Paris (1951), _Gigi(1958)_ andIrving Thalberg Awards. In 1964, he became President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Joining ASCAP in 1924, his chief musical collaborator was Nacio Herb Brown, and also included Gus Arnheim, Al Hoffman and Harry Warren. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Hup234!

Personal Info

Known For Production

Gender Male

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1894-09-09

Day of Death 1973-04-12

Place of Birth Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Production TV ShowsMovies

1962 Light in the Piazza Producer
1960 Bells Are Ringing Producer
1960 The Subterraneans Producer
1958 Gigi Producer
1957 Silk Stockings Producer
1956 Invitation to the Dance Producer
1955 Kismet Producer
1955 It's Always Fair Weather Producer
1954 Brigadoon Producer
1953 The Band Wagon Producer
1953 The Academy Awards (5 episodes)Producer
1952 Singin' in the Rain Producer
1952 The Belle of New York Producer
1951 An American in Paris Producer
1951 Show Boat Producer
1951 Royal Wedding Producer
1950 Pagan Love Song Producer
1950 Crisis Producer
1950 Annie Get Your Gun Producer
1949 On the Town Producer
1949 Any Number Can Play Producer
1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game Producer
1949 The Barkleys of Broadway Producer
1948 Words and Music Producer
1948 Easter Parade Producer
1948 The Pirate Producer
1948 Summer Holiday Producer
1947 Good News Producer
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By Producer
1946 The Harvey Girls Producer
1945 Yolanda and the Thief Producer
1945 Ziegfeld Follies Producer
1945 The Clock Producer
1944 Meet Me in St. Louis Producer
1944 Meet the People Producer Executive Producer
1943 Girl Crazy Producer
1943 Best Foot Forward Producer
1943 Du Barry Was a Lady Producer
1943 Cabin in the Sky Producer
1942 For Me and My Gal Producer
1942 Panama Hattie Producer
1941 Babes on Broadway Producer
1941 Lady Be Good Producer
1940 Little Nellie Kelly Producer
1940 Strike Up the Band Producer
1939 Babes in Arms Producer
1939 The Wizard of Oz Producer

Acting

2004 Judy Garland: By Myself as Himself
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1953 The Academy Awards (5 episodes)
1930 The Song Writers' Revue as Himself
1929 The Broadway Melody as Bystander in Rehearsal Room (uncredited)

Writing

1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 Lyricist
1930 Those Three French Girls Story
1929 The Broadway Melody Lyricist

Sound

1952 Singin' in the Rain Songs
1934 The Hot Choc-late Soldiers Music

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