Philip Yordan, Class of 1936 Academy Award winning writer. Born to Polish immigrants in Chicago, Philip Yordan earned a law degree from Chicago-Kent in 1936, but soon headed to Hollywood where he would become an Oscar-winning screenwriter who also produced several films.
Philip Yordan was born in 1914 to a Polish immigrant family. In the late '30s, he entered the movie business as a writer employed by director/producer William Dieterle. He earned a reputation in Hollywood during the 1940s for his ability to synopsize and pitch story ideas, and later for packaging the writing and production work on movies.
Philip Yordan. Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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Apr 04, 2003 · Philip Yordan, the Hollywood writer and producer who won an Oscar for his own work and acted as a front for blacklisted colleagues during the McCarthy era, has died. He was 88. Mr. Yordan died ...
Apr 06, 2003 · Philip Yordan, an Oscar-winning writer, died on March 24 in San Diego, his family said.He was 88. Although he was most active in movies, Mr. Yordan's breakthrough came on Broadway in the 1940s ...
Apr 02, 2003 · Philip Yordan, prolific producer, writer and Oscar winner for the 1954 screenplay “Broken Lance,” died March 24, just shy of his 89th birthday. Cause of death was pancreatic cancer.