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Ring Lardner Jr.

Highest Rated: 85% M*A*S*H (1970)

Lowest Rated: 11% 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."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 45% The Greatest Screenwriter - 1977
85% 83% M*A*S*H Screenwriter - 1970
82% 78% The Cincinnati Kid Screenwriter - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forbidden Street Screenwriter - 1949
11% 48% Forever Amber Writer (Screenplay) - 1947
80% 42% Cloak and Dagger Screenwriter - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Dr. Christian Screenwriter - 1939

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seaway Writer 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Four Just Men Writer 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Writer 1955

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