Jerry Wald  

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Jerry Wald, born Jerome Irving Wald (16 September 1911 - 13 July 1962), was a producer and screenwriter for motion pictures and radio shows.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, his brother and sons have all been active in the business.

Wald produced and wrote many films between the 1940s and 1960s including On Your Toes (in collaboration with the playwright Lawrence Riley), Sons and Lovers, The Sound and the Fury, In Love and War, Peyton Place, An Affair to Remember, Two Tickets to Broadway, The Glass Menagerie, The Blue Veil, From Here to Eternity, Always Leave them Laughing, Key Largo, Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda, Destination Tokyo, Across the Pacific, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Navy Blues, The Road to Frisco, The Roaring Twenties, and Stars Over Broadway. He also produced the Academy Awards ceremony twice.

He was nominated for academy awards for Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda, Peyton Place, and Sons and Lovers; he won an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity.

He died, aged 50, in 1962 at home in Beverly Hills, California from a heart attack.

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