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Malvin Wald
Birth: Aug. 8, 1917
Death: Mar. 6, 2008

Screenwriter. He received an Academy Award nomination for the film noir classic "The Naked City" (1948). This gritty tale of New York cops routinely investigating a murder gave birth to the "police procedural" genre and has been the model for countless television shows, ranging from "Dragnet" to "CSI". Wald wrote the original story and shared script duties with Albert Maltz, but the film's famous closing lines - "There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them" - were the work of producer Mark Hellinger. A popular TV version of "Naked City" aired from 1958 to 1963. Malvin Daniel Wald was born in Brooklyn. The younger brother of famed writer-producer Jerry Wald ("From Here to Eternity"), he arrived in Hollywood in the late 1930s and scored his first story credit with a Columbia quickie, "Two in a Taxi" (1941). During World War II he served as a sergeant in the US Army's First Motion Picture Unit, scripting recruitment and training films. He was a writer and associate producer for Ida Lupino's Emerald Productions before turning to television work in the early 1950s. His credits include the films "The Dark Past" (1948), "The Undercover Man" (1949), Lupino's "Not Wanted" (1949) and "Outrage" (1950), "Man on Fire" (1957), "Al Capone" (1959), and "Venus in Furs" (1970), and episodes for nearly 40 TV series, among them "Playhouse 90", "Lassie", "Perry Mason", "Peter Gunn", "Daktari", and "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams". He also taught screenwriting at USC for many years. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
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Record added: Mar 10, 2008
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