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 Buddy Adler

Buddy Adler

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 22 Jul 1960 (aged 52)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Memory
Memorial ID 5460 · View Source
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Motion Picture Producer. Born E. Maurice Adler in New York City, he began his career writing motion pictures shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. During the second World War he served in the US Signal Corps. In 1940, he married actress Anita Louise with whom he had two children. In 1947, he returned to Hollywood and became a producer for Columbia Studios, he oversaw such projects as 'The Dark Past' (1948), 'No Sad Songs for Me' (1950) and 1953's Best Picture, 'From Here To Eternity.' After Darryl Zanuck left 20th Century Fox, Adler took over as head of production. He then served as production chief at Fox from 1956 until his death. He established a reputation for producing films that were commercial successes such as 'The Left Hand of God' and 'Love is a Many Splendored Thing' in 1955, 'Anastasia' and 'Bus Stop' in 1956, 'A Hatful of Rain' in 1957, and 'South Pacific' in 1958. He received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1957, and the following year, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures. He succumbed to lung cancer at age 51.

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  • Added: 16 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Buddy Adler (22 Jun 1908–22 Jul 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5460, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .