Sturges, Preston


Sturges, Preston
(1898-1959)
   Edmund Preston Biden was born in Chicago, where his extraordinary childhood included assisting his mother's friend, Isadora Duncan, with her stage productions. He served in World War I and worked as an inventor before turning to the theatre. Sturges's only great success as a playwright was Strictly Dishonorable (1929), a sweet-natured romantic comedy set in a speakeasy. It ran for 557 performances, but he never had another hit, although his 1932 play, Child of Manhattan, ran for a few months. Other Sturges plays include The Guinea Pig (1929), Recapture (1930), and The Well of Romance (1930), and he acted in Hotbed (1928). In the early 1930s, Sturges became a leading motion picture director and screenwriter, making a series of classics, but late in his career he returned to Broadway as librettist of two unsuccessful musicals, Make a Wish (1951) and Carnival in Flanders (1953).

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  • Sturges, Preston — orig. Edmond Preston Biden born Aug. 29, 1898, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Aug. 6, 1959, New York, N.Y. U.S. film director. Initially a playwright, he wrote the Broadway hits Strictly Dishonorable (1929) and Child of Manhattan (1931). After moving… …   Universalium

  • Sturges, Preston — orig. Edmond Preston Biden (29 ago. 1898, Chicago, Ill., EE.UU.–6 ago. 1959, Nueva York, N.Y.). Director de cine estadounidense. Comenzó su carrera como dramaturgo, y escribió los éxitos de Broadway Strictly Dishonorable (1929) y Child of… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sturges, Preston — • СТЁРДЖЕС (Sturges) Престон (наст. имя и фам. Эдмунд П. Байден, (Biden) (29.8.1898 6.8. 1959)    амер. режиссёр, сценарист. Учился в Европе, с В США с 1928, работал в т ре, писал пьесы, киносценарии. Своим первым ф. политическим памфлетом… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Sturges, Preston — pseud. di Biden, Edmund Preston …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Preston Sturges — (* 29. August 1898 in Chicago; † 6. August 1959 in New York; eigentlich Edmund Preston Biden) war ein US amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Filmographie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Sturges — may refer to: * William Sturges Bourne (1769–1845), British politician * Graeme Sturges (b. 1955), Australian politician * Jock Sturges (b. 1947), American photographer * John Sturges (1911–1982), American film director * Jonathan Sturges… …   Wikipedia

  • Preston Sturges — est un scénariste, réalisateur, producteur et acteur américain né le 29 août 1898 à Chicago, Illinois (États Unis), décédé le 6 août 1959 à New York (New York). Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Filmographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sturges — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Graeme Sturges (* 1955), australischer Politiker Jock Sturges (* 1947), US amerikanischer Fotograf John Sturges (1911–1992), US amerikanischer Filmregisseur und produzent Jonathan Sturges (1740–1819), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia