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director , essayist , playwright , screenwriter

Philip Dunne, American screenwriter, director, playwright, essayist. Recipient 2 Oscar nominations Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 1987; named Volunteer of the Year Environment County Los Angeles, 1986.

Background

Dunne, Philip was born on February 11, 1908 in New York City. Son of Finley Peter and Margaret Ives (Abbott) Dunne.

Education

Student, Harvard University, 1925-1929.

Career

Reader, Fox Film Corporation, Los Angeles, 1930-1931;screenwriter, various studios, 1931-1941;writer, producer, director, 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, 1945-1965;writer, director, Universal Studio, Universal City, California, 1965-1970;columnist, Words by Wire Syndicate, 1982-1992;columnist, Los Angeles Times, 1988-1992;radio commentator, In the Public Interest, 1982-1992. Board of Governors Motion Picture Academy Arts and Sciences, 1946-1948. Chief production bureau motion pictures Office of War Information (overseas branch), 1942-1945.

Works

Membership

President Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona, 1965-1970. Vice chairman Democratic State Center Committee California, 1937-1941. Member Writers Guild American (Laurel award 1961, Valentine Davies award 1974), Directors Guild American, Producers Guild American, Screen Writers Guild (vice president 1938-1940), Dramatists Guild, National Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy Association, American Civil Liberties Union.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: aviation, astronomy, amateur flutist, surfing, conservation.

Connections

Son of Finley Peter and Margaret Ives (Abbott) D. M. Amanda Duff, July 15, 1939. Children: Miranda, Philippa, Jessica.

father:
Finley Peter Dunne

mother:
Margaret Ives (Abbott) Dunne

spouse:
Amanda Duff

child:
Miranda Dunne

child:
Philippa Dunne

child:
Jessica Dunne