Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
was one of Hollywoods
Born Edmund Preston Biden on August, 29 1898
, he was the first writer to direct his own script, and thus the credit "written and directed by" first appeared before his name in The Great McGinty
He won the first Academy Award
ever given for Writing Original Screenplay
for that script.
He died August, 6 1959
in New York
- The Great McGinty (1940)
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