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journalist , novelist , screenwriter , writer

Gerald Green, American author. Recipient Alumni award Columbia University School Journalism, 1957, Emmy nominations, 1967, 72. Served with United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American (council), Authors League of America, American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club, American television Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Green was born in Brooklyn, New York as Gerald Greenberg. He was the son of a physician, Dr. Samuel Greenberg.

Education

Green attended Columbia College, where he edited the Jester, starred in several Varsity Shows, and was a member of the Philolexian Society. He graduated from the college in 1942 and, after serving in the US Army in Europe during the Second World War, where he was also the editor of the army's Stars and Stripes newspaper, he returned to New York to attend the Columbia Journalism School.

Career

He was Jewish Green wrote many novels, the best known being The Last Angry Man, published in 1956. It was adapted into a movie by the same name which was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Muni) and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White. His other novels include His Majesty O'Keefe (co-authored with Lawrence Klingman), adapted into a 1954 film, North West, Portofino PTA, To Brooklyn With Love, My Son the Jock, The Lotus Eaters and East and West.

His 1962 novel Portofino P.T.A. was adapted into a musical, Something More!, by composer Sammy Fain and lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman. He later adapted the script into a novel of the same title. Green was also a writer, producer, and director for NBC News.

In 1952, he co-created (with Dave Garroway) NBC's The Today Show. Green lived in Stamford, Connecticut for twenty years and moved to New Canaan, Connecticut. They had three children: Nancy, Ted and David.

Green died of pneumonia in Norwalk, Connecticut on August 29, 2006.

Achievements

  • He wrote the teleplay for Holocaust, a critically acclaimed 1978 TV miniseries that won eight Emmy Awards, including one for "Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series," and was credited with persuading the West German government to repeal the statute of limitations on Nazi war crimes. In recognition for this effort, Green was awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld International Peace Prize for literature, 1979. Green won another Emmy nomination for his 1985 TV script for Wallenberg: A Hero's Story.

Works

Religion

The Legion of Noble Christians: Or, the Sweeney Survey (1966).

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Writers Guild American (council), Authors League of America, American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club, American television Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.

Connections

Married Maria Anna Pomposelli, November 9, 1950 (deceased November 1979). Children: Nancy Green Wohl, Theodore Samuel, David Nicholas. Married Marlene Medjuck Eagle, October 19, 1980.

father:
Samuel Greenberg

mother:
Anna Ruth (Matzkin) Greenberg

spouses:
Maria Anna Pomposelli

Marlene Medjuck Eagle

children:
Nancy Green Wohl Green

Theodore Samuel Green

David Nicholas Green