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 Pierre Lysander Collings

Pierre Lysander Collings

Birth
Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 21 Dec 1937 (aged 35)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section 2W, #696
Memorial ID 7995 · View Source
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Screenwriter, Cinematographer. He won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Story and Best Screenplay, for "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1936). This film, which also won an Oscar for star Paul Muni, launched Warner Bros.' famous series of biopics of the late 1930s. Collings was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and entered films as an assistant cameraman in 1921. He had just graduated to director of photography with "Alimony" (1924) and "Untamed Youth" (1924) when he switched to screenwriting at the Famous Players-Lasky studio. His other scripts, written alone or in collaboration, include "A Woman of the World" (1925), "The Show Off" (1926), "Time to Love" (1927), and "British Agent" (1934). He also oversaw the continuity of "Animal Crackers" (1930), an unenviable task with the freewheeling Marx Bros. Shortly after completing "Pasteur", Collings suffered a nervous breakdown and did no further work in Hollywood; co-writer Sheridan Gibney accepted the Oscars on his behalf. His death at 35 was attributed to pneumonia.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards



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  • Added: 5 Jan 2000
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pierre Lysander Collings (22 Sep 1902–21 Dec 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7995, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .