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William Rose

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Ladykillers (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
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  • Distinguished American screenwriter William Rose is best remembered for his tart and terribly British comedies from the '50s that include Genevieve (1953) and The Ladykillers (1955). While voluntarily serving with the Canadian Black Watch during the early WWII years, Rose was stationed in Scotland and Europe. Following the war, he returned to Scotland to work as a screenwriter for Pinewood studios. While there, he frequently worked with filmmaker Alexander MacKendrick. During the '60s, Rose lived in England, but wrote screenplays for Hollywood, three of which received Oscar nominations. His screenplay for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) earned Rose his only Academy Award. He received the coveted Laurel Award from the Writer's Guild of America in 1973 for his lifetime achievements.

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98% Hairspray Amusement Park Patron 1988
No Score Yet Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette) Screenwriter 1974
67% The Secret of Santa Vittoria Screenwriter 1969
71% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Screenwriter 1967
75% The Flim-Flam Man Screenwriter 1967
86% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Screenwriter 1966
69% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Screenwriter 1963
No Score Yet The Man in the Sky (Decision Against Time) (Test Pilot) Screenwriter 1957
100% The Ladykillers Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet The Maggie Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Gift Horse (Glory at Sea) Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Lucky Nick Cain Screenwriter 1951


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