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Elwood Ullman

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Birthday: May 27, 1903

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Earlt in the 1930s, the accidentally Oscar-nominated comedy writer Elwood Ullman submitted script ideas to Columbia Pictures and was promptly put to work in the short-subject department. He soon earned a reputation for his slapstick sensibilities and went on to work with comedy icons like Buster Keaton and The Three Stooges. Ullman left Columbia in 1952 to follow producer Hugh McCollum and writer-director Edward Bernds, who were working on projects for the comedic characters The Bowery Boys. Ullman had been brought on board to write feature-length scripts for the Boys. In 1955, his collaboration with Bernds resulted in an Oscar nomination for "High Society." However, there was a mistake. The Academy had meant to nominate the Bing Crosby / Grace Kelly comedy for Best Writing, not the Bowery Boys comedy of the same name. Because of the mix-up, Ullman and Bernds voluntarily declined the nomination, but were allowed to maintain the certificates of recognition. The pair continued to collaborate into the '60s often on Three Stooges pictures. In 1962, Ullman earned deserved recognition from the Writers Guild of America, who nominated him for his work on "Snow White and the Three Stooges." While Ullman never won any major awards, his contribution to the landscape of American comedy is far-reaching. He retired in the '70s, having scripted more than 140 titles. Elwood Ullman died on October 11, 1985. He was 82 years old.

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No Score Yet 46% The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Screenwriter - 1966
No Score Yet 48% The Outlaws Is Coming Screenwriter - 1965
No Score Yet 61% Tickle Me Screenwriter - 1965
No Score Yet 50% Snow White and the Three Stooges Screenwriter - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle Flame Screenwriter - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spook Chasers Screenwriter - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Trouble Writer (Screenplay) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jail Busters Screenwriter - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery to Bagdad Screenwriter - 1955
No Score Yet 0% The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters Screenwriter - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Gents Screenwriter - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Gold Raiders Writer - 1951

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