Preston Sturges (I) (1898–1959)

Writer | Director | Producer


  • Mary Astor, Claudette Colbert, Preston Sturges, Joel McCrea, and Rudy Vallee in The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  • Preston Sturges and 2 year old son directing "Hail The Conquering Hero" 1944 Paramount

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Interred at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY.


I did all my directing when I wrote the screenplay. It was probably harder for a regular director. He probably had to read the script the night before shooting started.


Wry explorations of the sexual politics of the time, with a typically strong, crafty female lead who often runs intellectual circles around a gullible, idealistic male lead

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Edmund Preston Biden

Chicago, Illinois, USA


(age 60)
New York City, New York, USA


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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