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Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
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Born:
August 29, 1898
Died:
August 06, 1959
Age:
60
Birth Name:
Edmund Preston Biden
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Awards:
Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
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Some Facts
In the 1950s, Katharine Hepburn acquired the rights to George Bernard Shaw's play "The Millionairess" and tried to put together a version in which she would have starred and Sturges would have directed. But no producer or studio would finance the project with Sturges attached to it, and "The Millionairess" was ultimately filmed by director Anthony Asquith with Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers as the stars.
When he was at his peak at Paramount in the mid-1940s, he was not only the highest paid screenwriter but he was one of the highest paid people in America.
Appears as a character in John Kessel's story "The Miracle of Ivar Avenue".
His mother, Mary Desti, was for a time the lover of the notorious Aleister Crowley, whose dislike for the young Sturges was heartily reciprocated, and they each came in for harsh criticism in the other's memoirs.
In the talkies era he was the first great writer to became a director.
Personal Quotes
You can't go around the theaters handing out cards saying, "It isn't my fault". You go onto the next one.
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[His "golden rule" for successful comedy:] A pretty girl is better than a plain one / A leg is better than an arm / A bedroom is better than a living room / An arrival is better that a departure / A birth is better than a death / A chase is better than a chat / A dog is better than a landscape / A kitten is better than a dog / A baby is better than a kitten / A kiss is better than a baby / A pratfall is better than anything.
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[on Veronica Lake] She's one of the little people, like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Freddie Bartholomew when he started, who take hold of an audience immediately. She's nothing much in real life -- a quiet, rather timid little thing. But the screen transforms her, electrifies her and brings her to life.
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Cold are the hands of time that creep along relentlessly, destroying slowly, but without pity, that which yesterday was young. Alone our memories resist this disintegration and grow more lovely with the passing years.
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The most incredible thing about my career is that I had one.
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Filmography
Film
Year
1953
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