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Edgar Allan Woolf

Highest Rated: 98% The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Lowest Rated: 67% Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Before entering films, Edgar Allan Woolf was a prolific vaudeville sketch writer; at one time, 60 of his sketches were playing simultaneously on the vaudeville circuits. Woolf also penned special material for Broadway musical revues, not to mention a few plays, one of which, April Fool, was filmed in 1926. When talkies came in, he was signed by MGM as a scenarist (Freaks, Mask of Fu Manchu) and script doctor. He usually worked in tandem with Florence Ryerson; their best-known collaboration was the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. In addition to his scripting talents, Woolf was an accomplished gourmet chef, and for many years his weekend dinner parties were major Hollywood social events. At the time of his death in 1943, Edgar Allan Woolf hadn't received a screen credit for nearly five years, though he'd kept active rewriting the works of others sans billing.

Highest Rated Movies



67% Ziegfeld Follies Screenwriter 1946
98% The Wizard of Oz Screenwriter $3.9M 1939
No Score Yet Ice Follies of 1939 Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Everybody Sing Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Mad Holiday Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet The Night Is Young Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Private Car Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Broadway to Hollywood Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet Flesh Screenwriter 1932
94% Freaks Screenwriter 1932
88% The Mask of Fu Manchu Screenwriter 1932


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