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Karl Tunberg

Highest Rated: 86% Ben-Hur (1959)

Lowest Rated: 0% Valley of the Kings (1954)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1907

Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, USA

Karl Tunberg wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Tunberg's career beginnings can be traced back to writing for films such as the Alice Faye musical comedy "You Can't Have Everything" (1937), the The Ritz Brothers comedy "Life Begins in College" (1937) and the Shirley Temple Black musical "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1938). He also appeared in the musical comedy "My Lucky Star" (1938) with Sonja Henie, the musical comedy "Sally, Irene and Mary" (1938) with Alice Faye and the musical comedy "Hold That Co-ed" (1938) with John Barrymore. Tunberg was nominated for a Writing (Original Screenplay) Academy Award for "Tall, Dark and Handsome" in 1941 as well as for a Writing (Screenplay--Based On Material From Another Medium) Academy Award for "Ben-Hur" in 1959. Nearing the end of his career, Tunberg wrote the Greer Garson drama "Scandal at Scourie" (1953), "Valley of the Kings" (1954) and the Stewart Granger dramatic adaptation "Beau Brummell" (1954). He also appeared in "Libel" (1959) with Dirk Bogarde. Tunberg more recently wrote "Cannon" (CBS, 1971-76). Tunberg passed away in April 1992 at the age of 85.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 28% Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Screenwriter - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Thank a Fool Screenwriter - 1962
No Score Yet 69% Taras Bulba Screenwriter - 1962
86% 89% Ben-Hur Writer - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Count Your Blessings Producer - 1959
0% 16% Valley of the Kings Screenwriter - 1954
No Score Yet 55% Beau Brummell Screenwriter - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandal at Scourie Writer (Screenplay) - 1953
No Score Yet 40% Up in Central Park Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imperfect Lady Producer - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kitty Producer - 1945
No Score Yet 81% Orchestra Wives Screenwriter - 1942
No Score Yet 30% A Yank in the RAF Screenwriter - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was an Adventuress Screenwriter - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shipyard Sally Writer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Co-ed Screenwriter - 1938
No Score Yet 71% Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Screenwriter - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Writer 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Writer 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Writer 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Writer 1971-1972

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