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screenwriter

Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter. Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1943, United States Navy, 1945-1946. Member Writers Guild American West.

Background

Jarrico, Paul was born on January 12, 1915 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Aaron and Jenny (Bernstein) Shapiro.

Education

AB, University of Southern California, 1936.

Career

Independent television, film screenwriter, since 1937. Visiting assistant professor writing University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988, lecturer, 1982, 87.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Screenwriter: (films) Tom, Dick and Harry (Oscar nomination 1941), Thousands Cheer, Song of Russia, The Search, The White Tower, Not Wanted, The Paris Express, The Girl Most Likely, Five Branded Women, All Night Long, The Day the Hot Line Got Hot, Assasination at Sarajevo, Messenger of Death, (television shows) The Phil Silvers Show, The Defenders, Seaway. Executive story editor (television shows) Call to Glory, Fortune Dane. Playwright Leonardo.

      Producer (film) Salt of the Earth (Grand prize Karlovy Vary Film Festival 1955, Grand prize Academie du Cinema de Paris, 1955). Rewriter Stalin, Home Box Office, 1991.

Membership

Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1943, United States Navy, 1945-1946. Member Writers Guild American West.

Connections

father:
Aaron Shapiro

mother:
Jenny (Bernstein) Shapiro