A. Dorian Otvos

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Adorjan Dorian Otvos
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Born (1893-10-11) October 11, 1893 (age 127)
DiedAugust 25, 1945(1945-08-25) (aged 51)
NationalityHungarian
CitizenshipHungary
Occupation
  • Writer
  • composer

Adorjan Dorian Otvos (October 11, 1893 - August 25, 1945)[1] was a writer and composer in Hollywood. He was born in Hungary. He worked on several Broadway productions[2] as well as Vitaphone short films, often as a co-writer.

His mother died when he was young.[3]

His library of Rudyard Kipling works was auctioned in 1939.[4]

Filmography

  • Pie Pie Blackbird (1932)[5]
  • That Goes Double (1932)[6]
  • Pleasure Island (1933 film) (1933), co-wrote story with Burnet Hershey[7]
  • Rufus Jones for President (1933)[8]
  • Seasoned Greetings (1933)[8]
  • Use Your Imagination (1933)[6]
  • Service with a Smile (1934 film) (1934)[6] co-wrote
  • The Black Network (1936)[5]
  • College Dads (1936)
  • The Double Crossky (1936)[9]
  • Sheik to Sheik (1936)
  • Sweethearts and Flowers (1936)
  • The Blonde Bomber (1936)
  • The Backyard Broadcast (1936)
  • Trouble in Toyland (1936)[9]
  • Love in a Bungalow (1937)
  • Behind the Mike (film) (1937)
  • Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937)[10]
  • Flirting with Fate (1938 film) (1938)[10] co-wrote story
  • The Devil's Party (1938)[10]
  • Goodbye Broadway (1938)[10]

References

  1. McNamara, Daniel Ignatius (October 25, 1948). "The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary of Composers, Authors and Publishers". T. Y. Crowell Company – via Google Books.
  2. "A. Dorian Otvos – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB". www.ibdb.com.
  3. Johnston, Harold (October 25, 2003). "A Bridge Not Attacked: Chemical Warfare Civilian Research During World War II". World Scientific – via Google Books.
  4. "KIPLING LIBRARY OF A. DORIAN OTVOS HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, THE LIBRARY OF CARL A. BAUMANN FLETCHER, N.C. WITH OTHER PROPERTIES on Oak Knoll". Oak Knoll.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bourne, Stephen. "Nina Mae McKinney: The Black Garbo". BearManor Media – via Google Books.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "A. Dorian Otvos". BFI.
  7. Webb, Graham (July 13, 2020). "Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959". McFarland – via Google Books.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Davis, Tracey; Pierce, Nina Bunche (April 22, 2014). "Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father". Running Press – via Google Books.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Office, Library of Congress Copyright (October 25, 1937). "Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [C] Group 3. Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures. New Series" – via Google Books.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "A. Dorian Otvos". www.tcm.com.

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