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Norman Krasna (1909–1984)


Humorist, playwright and screenwriter Norman Krasna went to great lengths planning for a career in law. He attended New York University, Columbia University and St. John's University law school but then abruptly changed his plans and started work as a copy boy at a New York newspaper. He had a brief stint as a drama critic for the Evening Graphic ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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(1943)
(1954)
Fury Writer
(1936)
(1960)

Filmography

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 1988 Indiscreet (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay) / (play)
 1984 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Un domingo en Nueva York (1984) ... (play)
 1977 Indiskret (TV Movie) (story)
 1972 La comedia del domingo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Ein netter Herr (TV Movie)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich (written by)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Time for Elizabeth (1964) ... (play)
 1963 Sunday in New York (play) / (screenplay)
 1963 Ein netter Kerl (TV Movie)
 1962 My Geisha (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Let's Make Love (written for the screen by)
 1960 Who Was That Lady? (play "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?") / (written by)
 1958 Indiscreet (play "Kind Sir") / (screenplay)
 1956 Bundle of Joy (screen play)
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter (written by)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 3 episodes)
- Princess O'Rourke (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- It Started with Eve (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- Hands Across the Table (1956) ... (original screenplay)
 1954 White Christmas (written for the screen by)
 1952 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Diabinho de Saias (1952) ... (story)
 1949 Dear Wife (characters)
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Time for Elizabeth (1949) ... (play)
 1949 John Loves Mary (play)
 1947 Dear Ruth (play)
 1944 Bride by Mistake (story)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke (written by)
 1941 It Started with Eve (screenplay)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans (written by)
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones (written by)
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (story and screenplay)
 1940 It's a Date (screen play)
 1939 Bachelor Mother (screen play)
 1938 You and Me (based on a story by)
 1938 The First Hundred Years (original story)
 1937 Big City (based on the original story by)
 1937 As Good as Married (original story)
 1936 Fury (based on a story by)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary (screen play)
 1936 It Had to Happen (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Hands Across the Table (screen play)
 1935 Reckless (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Four Hours to Kill! (play "Small Miracle") / (screenplay)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan (from a story by)
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World (story and screenplay)
 1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron (story)
 1933 Bombshell (additional writer - uncredited)
 1933 Love, Honor and Oh, Baby! (uncredited)
 1933 So This Is Africa (screen play)
 1933 Parole Girl (screenplay) / (story "Dance of the Millions" - uncredited)
 1932 That's My Boy (screenplay)
 1932 Hollywood Speaks (screenplay) / (story)
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Personal Details

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(1961 to 1962 Winter) His play, "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?" was performed at the Old Globe Theatre Theatre in San Diego, California. Craig Noel was artistic director. William Roesch was director. See more »

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Trivia:

According to a biographer, he became an expert at writing the "wisecrack" movie. His scripts were full of cute, funny one-liners that summed up humorous situations. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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