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writer , theatrical producer and director

Melville Shavelson, American scriptwriter, theater producer, director. Recipient Screen Writers Guild award, 1959, Christopher award, 1959, Sylvania television award, 1953, Academy Award nominations (screenplay), 1955, 58, Screen Writers Annual award nominations (screenplay), 1952 (2), 58, 59, 62, 68, 72, 75, Screen Writers award (best written American museum), 1959, Award of Merit United Jewish Appeal, 1966.


Shavelson, Melville was born on April 1, 1917 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Hilda (Shalson) Shavelson.


AB, Cornell Univercity, 1937.


Member faculty school professional writing University Southern California, 1998—2006.


Board directors Motion Picture Fund Foundation, Studio City, California, 2000—2007. Member Directors Guild American, Writers Guild American (executive board dirs 1960-1975, 78, president screen writers branch 1967, president foundation 1975-1996, president emeritus since 1997, vice president since 1996), Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (member board governors), Writer Guild American West (president 1969-1970, 79-81, 85-87, Valentine Davies award 1979, Laurel award 1984, Morgan Cox award 1998), Writers Guild Foundation Shavelson-Webb Library., Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Lucille T. Myers, November 2, 1938. Children: Richard, Carol-Lynne.

Joseph Shavelson

Hilda (Shalson) Shavelson

Lucille T. Myers

Carol-Lynne Shavelson

Richard Shavelson