George Axelrod Net Worth

George Axelrod Net Worth is
$16 Million

George Axelrod Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

George Axelrod (June 9, 1922 – June 21, 2003) was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director, best known for his play, The Seven Year Itch (1952), which was adapted into a movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's and also adapted Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthJune 9, 1922, New York City, New York, United States
DiedJune 21, 2003, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
ProfessionWriter, Producer, Director
SpouseJoan Stanton (m. 1954–2001), Gloria Washburn (m. 1942–1954)
ChildrenNina Axelrod, Steven Gould Axelrod, Peter Axelrod
Star SignGemini
1[on directing for the first time]: I was in heaven! If I've been a good boy, when I die, they'll give me a big soundstage up there, with all the gunk to play with.
2[on Richard Quine]: He was sweet and highly talented, but totally insane, which made him exactly my kind of person.
3[on the screenplay for "The Manchurian Candidate"]: It breaks every single known rule. It's got dream sequences, flashbacks, narration out of nowhere. When we got in trouble, it just had a voice explaining stuff. Everything in the world that you're told not to do. But that was part of its genetic code, the secret of the crossword puzzle.
1Served in the Army Signals Corps during World War II.
2Former actor and stage manager. By 1952, had written over 400 scripts for radio and TV shows. Under contract as writer to 20th Century Fox, 1955-1956, and 1965-1968.
3Axelrod started out his career writing radio and TV scripts, "about four hundred of them" by his own estimate in 1955.
4Axelrod got the title for his play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" from a movie magazine headline, "Will Success Spoil Rock Hudson?" For legal reasons, the surname in the play title was changed to Hunter.
5Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 23-25. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
6Former father-in-law of actress Illeana Douglas.
7Father of Jonathan Axelrod and Nina Axelrod.
8Son of silent film actress Betty Carpenter.


The Manchurian Candidate20041962 screenplay
The Fourth Protocol1987screen story
The Holcroft Covenant1985screenplay
Goodbye Charlie1985TV Short play
Meine Frau erfährt kein Wort1982TV Movie play
Au théâtre ce soir1979TV Series play - 1 episode
The Lady Vanishes1979screenplay
Alta comedia1973TV Series 1 episode
Letzte Grüße, lieber Charlie1971TV Movie play "Goodbye, Charlie!"
Meine Frau erfährt kein Wort1970TV Movie
The Secret Life of an American Wife1968writer
The Tammy Grimes Show1966TV Series creator
Lord Love a Duck1966screenplay
How to Murder Your Wife1965written by
Goodbye Charlie1964play
Paris When It Sizzles1964screenplay
The Manchurian Candidate1962screenplay
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961screenplay
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!1958uncredited
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?1957play
Bus Stop1956screenplay
The Seven Year Itch1955based upon an original play: "The Seven Year Itch" / screenplay
Phffft1954story & screen play
Studio One in Hollywood1953TV Series writer - 1 episode
All in Fun1952TV Movie
Irving Berlin's Salute to America1951TV Movie
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV Series written by - 1 episode


The Secret Life of an American Wife1968producer
Lord Love a Duck1966producer
How to Murder Your Wife1965producer
Paris When It Sizzles1964producer
The Manchurian Candidate1962producer


The Secret Life of an American Wife1968
Lord Love a Duck1966


The Next Best Thing2000Bel Air Man


Backstory2000TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Backstory2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Playwright / Screenwriter
The Manchurian Candidate Interviews1988Video documentary shortHimself
Looks Familiar1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Just a Nimmo1974TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson1971TV SeriesHimself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Ben Hecht Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Playwright
What's My Line?1955-1956TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest #1
Studio One in Hollywood1953TV SeriesHimself - Host

Archive Footage

The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)

Won Awards

2002PGA Hall of Fame - Motion PicturesPGA AwardsThe Manchurian Candidate (1962)
1962WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American ComedyBreakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Nominated Awards

1966Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalLord Love a Duck (1966)
1962OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumBreakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
1957WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American ComedyBus Stop (1956)
1956WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American ComedyPhffft (1954)
1956WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Written American ComedyThe Seven Year Itch (1955)

Known for movies

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