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Robert Riskin Overview:

Producer, Robert Riskin, was born on Mar 30, 1897 in New York City, NY. Riskin died at the age of 58 on Sep 20, 1955 in Beverly Hills, CA .

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Robert Riskin was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Writing for It Happened One Night in 1934.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1932/33Best WritingLady for a Day (1933)N/ANominated
1934Best WritingIt Happened One Night (1934)N/AWon
1936Best WritingMr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)N/ANominated
1938Best WritingYou Can't Take It with You (1938)N/ANominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Part Two: Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of ?Fay Wray and : A Hollywood Memoir?

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 30, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Part Two of our Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of ?Fay Wray and : A Hollywood Memoir” Today we’re sharing Part Two of our Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin (daughter of Fay Wray and ) about her new book ?Fay Wray and : A ... Read full article


Fay Wray and : A Hollywood Memoir ? AUTOGRAPHED Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 4, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Fay Wray and : A Hollywood Memoir Autographed Book?Giveaway?via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it?s time for the?Facebook/Blog?version of our?Fay Wray and : A Hollywood Memoir?Book?Giveaway Contest. This time we?ll be giving away TWO AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of the book via Fac... Read full article


FAY WRAY AND , THE BLOGATHON: Black Moon and Broadway Bill, a busy 1934

on Mar 3, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Classic Movie Hub and Once Upon a Screen observe the release of Victoria Riskin's book about her famous parents and their 1942-1955 marriage with a blogathon running on March 2nd, here and 3rd, here. Hollywood in 1934 was grappling with the prospect of truly enforcing the Production Code, which w... Read full article


Fay Wray and , The Blogathon ? Day Two

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 3, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Day Two of Fay Wray and , The Blogathon The time has come to officially celebrate the careers of Fay Wray and in a joint effort with Once Upon a Screen.?Fay Wray and , The Blogathon was conceived to celebrate the release of?Fay Wray and : A Hollyw... Read full article


Colaboradores e amigos: e Frank Capra / Collaborators and friends: and Frank Capra

By L? on Mar 3, 2019 From Critica Retro

Colaboradores e amigos: e Frank Capra / Collaborators and friends: and Frank Capra Quando falamos de duplas din?micas do cinema, em geral nos referimos a uma dupla de director e int?rprete (ator ou atriz) – como William Wyler e Bette Davis, por exemplo ̵... Read full article


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Brother of producer Everett Riskin

Father (with Fay Wray of Victoria Riskin (b. 1948), Robert Riskin Jr., Susan Riskin (b. 1938, adopted by Riskin in 1942 after her birth father committed suicide).

During WW2 he worked for the Office of War Information, heading the motion picture division of their overseas branch. He produced propaganda films promoting the American way of life to be shown in theaters liberated from the Nazi's.

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