Melvin Frank

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Melvin Frank was half of a famous screenwriting partnership. The other half of the collaborative effort was Norman Panama. The two men became close friends while attending the University of Chicago. Frank had initially pursued a degree in engineering, but was persuaded by Panama to switch to English instead. In 1938, Frank and Panama moved to Hollywood and embarked on a career writing radio scripts and gags for Bob Hope and Milton Berle. Specialising in light comedy, they came up with the original storyline for Hope's My Favorite Blonde (1942). Read more...


Character: Himself - Accepting Best Actress Award for Glenda Jackson

The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974