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Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Joseph Leo Mankiewicz)

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1909, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz first worked for the movies as a translator of intertitles, employed by Paramount in Berlin, the UFA's American distributor at the time (1928). He became a dialoguist, then a screenwriter on numerous Paramount productions in Hollywood, most of them Jack Oakie vehicles. Still in his 20s, he produced first-class MGM films, including The Philadelphia Story (1940). Having left Metro after a dispute with studio chief Louis B. Mayer over Judy Garland, he then worked for Darryl F. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself - Co-Host: New York

The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956

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Character: Himself - Nominated: Best Director

The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973

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Arena 1975

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994

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Character: Himself - Screenwriter

W.C. Fields: Straight Up 1986

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