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Isobel Lennart

Highest Rated: 100% The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Lowest Rated: 33% East Side, West Side (1949)

Birthday: May 18, 1915

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A screenwriter and playwright born in Brooklyn, Lennart was signed by MGM in the early 1940s, at first working on such modest films as "The Affairs of Martha" (1942) and "Lost Angel" (1943). The majority of her over two dozen credits during her 25-year career in films would be for MGM, and half of those were in collaboration with producer Joe Pasternak, a purveyor of agreeable if not usually innovative musicals and comedies. Lennart's first major film hit came with Pasternak's "Anchors Aweigh" (1945), the oft-told tale of two sailors on leave, distinguished more for its first teaming of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra and its musical numbers than for its serviceable screenplay. Most of Lennart's subsequent credits would be equally lighthearted, ranging from the charming "Period of Adjustment" (1962), based on Tennessee Williams material, to the derivative but harmless "Holiday Affair" (1949) to the occasional stinker ("The Kissing Bandit" 1948; "Latin Lovers" 1953).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 85% Funny Girl Writer (Play),
Writer (Screenplay)
$223.3K 1968
No Score Yet 65% Fitzwilly Writer - 1967
71% 51% Period of Adjustment Screenwriter - 1962
75% 62% The Sundowners Screenwriter - 1960
57% 60% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Screenwriter - 1960
100% 84% The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Screenwriter - 1958
No Score Yet 64% Meet Me in Las Vegas Screenwriter - 1956
67% 74% Love Me or Leave Me Screenwriter - 1955
No Score Yet 27% Latin Lovers Screenwriter - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife's Best Friend Screenwriter - 1952
No Score Yet 60% A Life of Her Own Writer - 1950
33% 74% East Side, West Side Screenwriter - 1949
No Score Yet 69% Holiday Affair Screenwriter - 1949
62% 79% Anchors Aweigh Writer - 1945

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