Lesser Samuels

Screenwriter, Film writer

1894 – 1980

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Who was Lesser Samuels?

Lesser Samuels enjoyed a 20 year career as a Hollywood screenwriter.

He is best known for back-to-back Oscar nominations for the racial drama No Way Out in 1950 and Billy Wilder's lacerating critique of tabloid journalism Ace in the Hole the following year.

Samuels also wrote and served as associate producer on the notorious Biblical flop The Silver Chalice - a film which its star Paul Newman deems as being one of the low points of his career - in 1954.

Samuels co-authored the book for the 1960 Frank Loesser musical Greenwillow.

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Born
Jul 26, 1894
Allegheny
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Dec 22, 1980
Winchester

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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