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Also Known As: Died: July 23, 1961
Born: August 25, 1905 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1941:
Wrote first screenplay
1942:
Earliest feature credits include one for the film, "Syncopation", based on his story, "The Band Played On"
:
Affiliated with 20th Century-Fox
1947:
First collaboration with producer William Perlberg and director-producer George Seaton, "Miracle on 34th Street"
1955:
Film directing debut (and sole directorial credit), "The Benny Goodman Story"
1955:
First of several TV adaptations of "Miracle on 34th Street"
1956:
Produced the Oscar-nominated short subject, "The House Without a Name"
1961:
Last feature film credit, "Bachelor in Paradise", for which he wrote the screenplay
1962:
Annual award in Davies' honor established by the Writers Guild of America
1994:
Feature remake of "Miracle on 34th Street"

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