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Philip Dunne

Philip Dunne, American screenwriter, director, playwright, essayist. Recipient 2 Oscar nominations Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 1987; named Volunteer of the Year Environment County Los Angeles, 1986.

Background

  • Dunne, Philip was born on February 11, 1908 in New York City. Son of Finley Peter and Margaret Ives (Abbott) Dunne.

  • Education

    • Student, Harvard University, 1929.

    Career

    • Reader Fox Film Corporation, Los Angeles, 1930-1931. Screenwriter various studios, 1931-1941. Writer, producer, director 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, 1945-1965.

      Writer, director Universal Studio, Universal City, California, 1965-1970. Columnist Words by Wire Syndicate, 1982-1992, Los Angeles Times, 1988-1992. Radio commentator In the Public Interest, 1982-1992.

      Board governors Motion Picture Academy Arts and Sciences, 1946-1948. Chief production bureau motion pictures Office of War Information (overseas branch), 1942-1945.

    Works

    Membership

    President Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona, 1965-1970. Vice chairman Democratic State Center Committee California, 1937-1941. Member Writers Guild American (Laurel award 1961, Valentine Davies award 1974), Directors Guild American, Producers Guild American, Screen Writers Guild (vice president 1938-1940), Dramatists Guild, National Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy Association, American Civil Liberties Union.

    Personality

    Interests

    Aviation, astronomy, amateur flutist, surfing, conservation.

    Connections

    • Married Amanda Duff, July 15, 1939. Children: Miranda, Philippa, Jessica.
    • father: Finley Peter Dunne
    • mother: Margaret Ives (Abbott) Dunne
    • spouse: Amanda Duff
    • children: Miranda Dunne
    • Philippa Dunne
    • Jessica Dunne
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    Born February 11, 1908
    Died June 2, 1992
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1929
      Harvard University
    • 1930 - 1931
      Reader Fox Film Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1931 - 1941
      screenwriter, various studios
    • 1945 - 1965
      writer
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1965 - 1970
      writer, Universal Studio
      Universal City, Texas, United States
    • 1965 - 1970
      director, Universal Studio
      Universal City, Texas, United States
    • 1982 - 1992
      columnist Words by Wire Syndicate
    • 1982 - 1992
      radio commentator In the Public Interest
    • 1988 - 1992
      columnist Words by Wire Syndicate
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