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The Directors: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Joseph L Mankiewicz
Season 4  |  Episode 3  |  Smooth/Arts  |  April 22, 2020

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was born in Pennsylvania in 1909 had a long Hollywood career, and won the Oscar back-to-back for both Best Director and Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and All About Eve (1950) starring Bette Davis. During his long career in Hollywood, Mankiewicz wrote forty-eight screenplays. He also produced The Philadelphia Story in 1941. However, he is best known for the films he directed, Guys and Dolls, Cleopatra and the Barefoot Contessa starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart.

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz was born in Pennsylvania in 1909 had a long Hollywood career, and won the Oscar back-to-back for both Best Director and Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and All About Eve (1950) starring Bette Davis. During his long career in Hollywood, Mankiewicz wrote forty-eight screenplays. He also produced The Philadelphia Story in 1941. However, he is best known for the films he directed, Guys and Dolls, Cleopatra and the Barefoot Contessa starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart.

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