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Charles Kaufman

Charles Kaufman

Charles Kaufman
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Intro Screenwriter
Was Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 20 October 1904, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Death 2 May 1991, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (aged 86 years)
Star sign Libra
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Charles Kaufman (October 20, 1904 – May 2, 1991) was an American novelist, writer and screenwriter.

Kaufman was a short story writer for The New Yorker. His screenplay for the 1958 film The Story of Esther Costello was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay. Along with Wolfgang Reinhart he was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Screenplay in 1962 for the film Freud.

In 2010, Let There Be Light, whose screenplay Kaufman wrote with John Huston, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Kaufman died of pneumonia in Los Angeles.

Selected works


  • Fiesta in Manhattan (Morrow, 1939)


  • Saturday's Heroes (1937)
  • Breakfast for Two (1937)
  • Maid's Night Out (1938)
  • The Saint in New York (1938)
  • Blond Cheat (1938)
  • Exposed (1938)
  • When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
  • Model Wife (1941)
  • Paris Calling (1942)
  • Let There Be Light (1946)
  • Cynthia (1947)
  • Return to Paradise (1953)
  • The Racers (1955)
  • The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
  • South Seas Adventure (1958)
  • Bridge to the Sun (1961)
  • Freud (1962)
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