Edwin H. Knopf

Edwin H. knob ( born November 11, 1899 in New York City; † December 27, 1981 in Brentwood, California ) was an American screenwriter, director and film producer.


From a young age worked as an editor button in the publishing of his older brother, Alfred A. Knopf. In 1920 he gave up this job to yourself as an actor on Broadway and also on the theaters of Germany to try, where he also gained experience as a director and producer. In the late 1920s he moved to Hollywood, where he first worked as a director at Paramount Pictures and as a scriptwriter at Universal Studios. In 1936 he moved to MGM, where he served as a producer from 1941.

His productions include the Drama The decision ( The Valley of Decision, 1945) with Gregory Peck and Greer Garson, George Cukor Edward, my son ( Edward, My Son, 1949) with Spencer Tracy and Deborah Kerr as well as the adventure film Malaya ( 1949) with Tracy and James Stewart. In the film comedy The Rogue and the Lady ( The Law and the Lady ) he also directed. In 1961 he retired from the film business.

His first wife, the actress Mary Ellis was, divorced in 1925 by him and later married her colleagues Basil Sydney. With his second wife, Mildred, Button wrote the cookbook The Food of Italy and How to Prepare It and had with her three children Wendy (married Cooper ), Christopher and Jonathan. Button died in 1981 at the age of 82 years after a long illness at his home in Brentwood, California.

Filmography (selection)