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      Daniel Taradash

      Daniel Taradash

      Highest Rated: 100% Rancho Notorious (1952)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Desiree (1954)

      Birthday: Jan 29, 1913

      Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

      Daniel Taradash was born in Kentucky and raised in Chicago and Miami Beach. While an undergraduate at Harvard, he met his future producing partner Jules Blaustein. After completing his studies at Harvard, including obtaining a law degree and passing the New York State bar, he seemed set on a legal career. But when his play "The Mercy" won the 1938 Bureau of New Plays contest (the two previous winners were Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams), it seemed likely Taradash would find success on stage. While his play received a staging at NYU, it was enough of a calling card to land him work in Hollywood, where he proved a smart, capable scripter, often of adaptations. His first assignment was as one of four credited writers on the screen version of Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" (1939).



      No Score Yet No Score Yet From Here to Eternity Screenwriter - 1979
      38% 48% Castle Keep Screenwriter - 1969
      67% 53% Hawaii Screenwriter - 1966
      75% 72% Morituri Screenwriter - 1965
      75% 66% Bell, Book and Candle Writer - 1958
      No Score Yet 39% Storm Center Director,
      - 1956
      50% 54% Picnic Writer $24.0K 1955
      20% 68% Desiree Screenwriter - 1954
      88% 84% From Here to Eternity Screenwriter - 1953
      100% 69% Rancho Notorious Writer - 1952
      69% 57% Knock on Any Door Writer - 1949