Samson Raphaelson

Samson Raphaelson (30 de marzo de 1894 – 16 de julio de 1983) fue un guionista y dramaturgo estadounidense.
Nacido en Nueva York, trabajó en nueve películas con Ernst Lubitsch, incluyendo Trouble in Paradise (Un ladrón en la alcoba), The Shop Around the Corner (El bazar de las sorpresas) y Heaven Can Wait (El diablo dijo ¡no!). También colaboró con Alfred Hitchcock en Sospecha. Fue el autor de la obra Day of Atonement, la cual fue adaptada al cine como El cantante de jazz, la primera película hablada. En 1977 el Gremio de Guionistas de Cine (Screen Writers Guild) le concedió el Laurel Award por una vida dedicada a la profesión. Enseñó su profesión en la Universidad de Columbia hasta los últimos años de su vida. Su mujer Dorshka (Dorothy Wegman) nació en 1904 y falleció en 2005, siendo la penúltima superviviente de las Ziegfeld Follies Dancer. Su sobrino es el director Bob Rafelson, y su nieto el fotógrafo Paul Raphaelson.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1894-03-30
  • Falleció: 1983-07-16
  • Lugar de nacimiento: New York City, New York,

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samson Raphaelson (March 30, 1894 in New York City – July 16, 1983 in New York City) was an American screenwriter and playwright. Born in New York City, Raphaelson worked on nine films with Ernst Lubitsch, including Trouble in Paradise (1932), The Shop Around the Corner (1939), Heaven Can Wait (1943), and That Lady in Ermine (1948). He also collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941). He is the author of the play Day of Atonement, which was made into The Jazz Singer (1927), the first talking picture, produced by Warner Brothers in the Vitaphone sound-on-disc process. Samson Raphaelson was also Ernst Lubitsch's favorite screenwriter. Samson Raphaelson considered Suspicion to be "in many ways my best screenplay." Raphaelson also co-wrote Lubitsch's only sound-era drama Broken Lullaby (The Man I Killed, 1932). Though praised by playwright Robert E. Sherwood as "the best talking picture that has yet been seen and heard," the film was a box office flop. Aside from his more popular work, Raphaelson also wrote the college fight song for the University of Illinois in 1921. Titled, "Fight, Illini!: The Stadium Song" the music was composed by Rose J. Oltusky. In 1977 the Writers Guild of America Awards granted him the "Laurel" for lifetime achievement. He taught playwriting at Columbia University until the last years of his life. His wife Dorshka (Dorothy Wegman) (1904-2005) was the author of 'Morning Song' and, until her death in 2005, was the second oldest surviving Ziegfeld Follies dancer. His nephew is filmmaker Bob Rafelson, and his grandson is photographer Paul Raphaelson. Description above from the Wikipedia article Samson Raphaelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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