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 Jerry Wald

Jerry Wald

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 13 Jul 1962 (aged 50)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Court of Freedom section, Garden of Honor (SouthEast garden; locked, no public access), Columbarium of Honor, Map #1, Unit 2 (back wall), Outdoor Garden Niche 2146
Memorial ID 6031 · View Source
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Screenwriter, Film and Radio Program Producer. He was born Jerome Irving Wald on September 16, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York. While attending college at New York University, he began writing a radio column for the New York Evening Graphic, which led him to produce "Rambling 'Round Radio Row featurettes for Vitaphone, Warner Brothers' short subject division, from 1932 to 1933. He went on to write and produce numerous films between the 1930s and 1960s, including "Stars Over Broadway" (1935), "The Roaring Twenties" (1939), "On Your Toes" (1939, in collaboration with playwright Lawrence Riley), "They Drive by Night" (1940), "Across the Pacific" (1942), "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1942), "Destination Tokyo" (1943), "Mildred Pierce" (1945), "Johnny Belinda" (1948), "Key Largo" (1948), "Always Leave Them Laughing" (1949), "The Glass Menagerie" (1950), "Perfect Strangers" (1950), "Two Tickets to Broadway" (1951), "The Blue Veil" (1951), "Peyton Place" (1957), "An Affair to Remember" (1957), "In Love and War" (1958), "The Sound and the Fury" (1959), "Sons and Lovers" (1960), "Let's Make Love" (1960), "Return to Peyton Place" (1961) and "Wild in the Country" (1961). Additionally, he produced the Academy Awards ceremonies telecast twice, in 1957 and 1958. He received four Academy Award nominations as producer of following nominees for Best Picture: "Mildred Pierce," "Johnny Belinda," "Peyton Place," and "Sons and Lovers." While he never won an Academy Award, he did receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1949. He died from a heart attack at his home in Beverly Hills, California on July 13, 1962 at the age of 50.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Added: 30 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6031
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Wald (16 Sep 1911–13 Jul 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6031, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .