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Scriptwriter , author , Film director

Ib Jorgen Melchior, American Author, television and motion picture writer, director. Decorated Bronze Star, Knight Commander Cross, 1965, Militant Order of St. Brigitte of Sweden; recipient King Christian X Erindringsmedalje, 1948, Medal of Merit Old Guard, 1965, Golden Scroll award Best Writing Academy Science Fiction, 1976, Hamlet award Best Legitimate Play Shakespeare Society American, 1982.


Melchior, Ib Jorgen was born on September 17, 1917 in Copenhagen. Arrived in the United States, 1938. Son of Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel and Inger Thora (Nathansen) Melchior.


Degree, Stenhus Kostskole, Denmark, 1936. Cand.Phil, University Copenhagen, 1937.


Actor, stage manager, co-director, The English Players, Paris, 1937-1939;stage manager, Radio City Music Hall, Center Theater, New York City, 1941-1942;actor, writer, New York City, 1946-1949;associate director, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, New York City, 1949-1950;director, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, New York City, 1951-1956;associate producer, G-L Enterprises, New York City, 1952-1953;screenwriter, director, novelist, since 1957.



Member of advisory board Mayor's Narcotics Information Clinic, Los Angeles, 1972-1973. Advisory county Danish Immigrant Museum, Elk North, Iowa, since 1985. With United States Army Military Intelligence, 1943-1946.

Member Writers Guild American West, Dirs. Guild American, Academy Science Fiction (honorary), Manuscript Society, Authors Guild Inc., Royal Danish Guard Association, Danish Lucheon Club (Los Angeles), Adventures Club (Los Angeles).


Married HarrietHathaway Kale, March 15, 1942 (divorced 1960). 1 child, Leif; married Cleo Baldon-Chute, January 18, 1964. Stepchild, Dirk Arin.

Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior

Inger Thora (Nathansen) Melchior

HarrietHathaway Kale

Cleo Baldon-Chute

Leif Melchior