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Alan Campbell

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Little Foxes (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% A Simple Wish (1997)
  • Birthday: Feb 21, 1904
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Of Jewish-Scottish heritage, Alan Campbell parlayed his good looks and Southern charm into a stage career, beginning with the Eva LeGallienne repertory company. By 1928, Campbell was a Broadway leading man, playing Laurette Taylor's son in The Furies. He began writing humorous articles on a variety of subjects for such tony publications as The New Yorker in the 1930s. This more than anything else brought him to the attention of famed essayist and acerbic wit Dorothy Parker, eleven years his senior. Campbell and Parker were attracted to each other almost immediately, and in 1934 they were wed. In 1933, the year before their marriage, the couple was wooed to Paramount studios with a joint screenwriting salary of $5000 per month. Their collaborative Hollywood efforts included Selznick's A Star is Born (1937) for which they shared an Oscar nomination. The couple was divorced in 1942, whereupon Campbell entered the military. But the spark had not been extinguished, and in 1950 Campbell and Parker remarried; this time, however, the union came to an acrimonious end after a single year. In 1962, the couple once more tried to make a go of their relationship, and incidentally to revive their flagging careers by collaborating on a script for Marilyn Monroe (which, alas, was never filmed). Alan Campbell died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 59; though the coroner's verdict was "probable suicide," none of Campbell's intimates -- not even Dorothy Parker -- believed that he could ever have hated himself enough to end it all.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

25% A Simple Wish Tony Sable 1997
No Score Yet Weekend Warriors Duckworth 1986
No Score Yet Funny Money Actor 1982
No Score Yet Red Flag - The Ultimate Game Lt. Tommy Heinz 1981
83% Woman on the Run Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Weekend for Three (Week-End for Three) Screenwriter 1941
100% The Little Foxes Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Trade Winds Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Screenwriter 1938
100% A Star Is Born Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Suzy Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet The Moon's Our Home Screenwriter 1936

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Michael Wiley, Part III
  • 2002
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Dr. Jesse Randolph
  • 1998
No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman
1987-1992
Derek Mitchell
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Chuck
  • 1985
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Man
  • 1962

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