Buddy Alda (Maurice Adler)

Buddy Alda

Buddy Alda

Motion Picture Producer. Born E. Maurice Adler, he began his career writing short motion pictures for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studios. He became a producer for Columbia Studios in 1947 and after Darryl Zanuck left 20th Century Fox studios Buddy Adler took over as head of production. He then served as Production chief at Fox from 1956 until his death. He was responsible for the Oscar-winning best picture in 1953 with “From Here to Eternity”. He established a reputation for producing films that were commercial hits such as “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” in 1955, “Anastasia” in 1956 and “South Pacific” in 1958. Adler was also responsible for the hard-hitting melodrama, “A Hatful of Rain”, in 1957. He was married to actress Anita Louise from May 17, 1940, until his death.

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Born

  • June, 22, 1908
  • New York, New York

Died

  • July, 22, 1960
  • Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death

  • Lung cancer

Cemetery

  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • Glendale, California

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