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Ring Lardner Jr.

Highest Rated: 86% The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

Lowest Rated: 18% Forever Amber (1947)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1915

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A Hollywood publicist and New York reporter who turned script doctor before having his own screenplays produced in the 1940s, Ring Lardner Jr.'s notable contributions include the acid satire, "Nothing Sacred" (1937), the effervescent comedy, "Woman of the Year" (1942), which earned him his first Oscar, and the noir classic, "Laura" (1944). One of the "Hollywood Ten," Lardner served a term in prison before circumventing his blacklisting by using fronts or writing under the pseudonym Philip Rush. He resurfaced under his own name with Norman Jewison's excellent drama "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965). Lardner won a second Oscar for his script for Robert Altman's brilliant black comedy "M*A*S*H" (1970). His last produced script was the 1977 biopic of boxer Muhammad Ali, "The Greatest."



No Score Yet 46% The Greatest Screenwriter - 1977
84% 83% M*A*S*H Screenwriter - 1970
86% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Screenwriter - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forbidden Street Screenwriter - 1949
18% 48% Forever Amber Screenwriter - 1947
80% 42% Cloak and Dagger Screenwriter - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Dr. Christian Screenwriter - 1939