Eleanore Griffin

Active - 1937 - 1963  |   Born - in St. Paul, MN  |   Died - Jul 26, 1995 in Woodland Hills, CA  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Though she penned and co-penned scripts for over 30 years, Eleanore Griffin is best remembered for having co-written the heartwarming script to Boystown (1938), the true story of a forward-thinking priest who launches a reformatory for troubled boys. The script won both Griffin and Dore Schary an Oscar. Griffin began writing screenplays in 1937 and over her career worked for several studios including MGM and Disney. Her other credits include A Man Called Peter (1955) and Back Street (1961).

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