Delmer Daves

Film Director + Producer and Screenwriter
Born Jul 24, 1904

Delmer Daves was an American screenwriter, director, and producer.

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1904 Birth Born in 1904.


1928 24 Years Old After moving to Hollywood in 1928, he began his career as a screenwriter, his first credit being the "talkie" comedy So This Is College released by MGM. … Read More


1934 30 Years Old He penned the successful Dick Powell musicals Dames, Flirtation Walk, and Paging Miss Glory between 1934 and 1935.
1936 32 Years Old Daves' largest successes of the period, however, came with 1936's The Petrified Forest and Love Affair (1939). … Read More
1938 34 Years Old Daves was married to actress Mary Lawrence from 1938 until his death on August 17, 1977.
1943 39 Years Old Daves made his directorial debut in the Cary Grant wartime adventure Destination Tokyo in 1943. … Read More


1958 54 Years Old Daves garnered a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for his work on 1958's Cowboy. … Read More


1977 73 Years Old Died in 1977.
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