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scriptwriter , writer

Harry Preston, South African, American writer, scriptwriter. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award, Corpus Christi Film Festival, 1989.

Background

Preston, Harry was born on September 4, 1923 in Howick, South Africa. Arrived in United States, 1948. Son of Richard Henry and Lilian Catherine Pimm.

Education

Bachelor in English, Natal University, Durban, South Africa, 1942.

Career

News editor WFAA-television, Dallas, 1957—1959. Rewrite man Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio, Hollywood, California, 1959—1962. Instructor screenwriting Richland College, Dallas, since 1991.

Works

  • book

    • Shot in Dallas

      (Eve Santana took the glass of juice from Hedley Christoph...)

  • Other Work

    • Author: Faces of Angels, 2001, Thelma Who?, 2002, Shot in Dallas, 2003.

Connections

father:
Richard Henry

mother:
Lilian Catherine Pimm