George Axelrod Overview:

Producer, George Axelrod, was born on Jun 9, 1922 in New York City, NY. Axelrod died at the age of 81 on Jun 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

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Although Axelrod was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1961Best WritingBreakfast at Tiffany's (1961)N/ANominated
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George Axelrod Facts
Son of silent film actress Betty Carpenter.

Axelrod got the title for his play "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" from a movie magazine headline, "Will Success Spoil Rock Hudson?" For legal reasons, the surname in the play title was changed to Hunter.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 23-25. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

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