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Name: Philip Yordan  
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Date of Birth: 1st April 1914
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Profession: Writer
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Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 - March 24, 2003) was a popular and talented screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor, called in to rewrite and repair flawed screenplays. 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. Some of his films include The Chase, Whistle Stop (1946), Johnny Guitar (1954), The Harder They Fall (1956), and The Big Combo (1955)


  • Won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story for Broken Lance (1954)
  • Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay for Detective Story (1951)
  • Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay for Dillinger (1945)

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