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Andrew L. Stone (July 16, 1902 – June 9, 1999) was an American screenwriter, film director and producer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Julie in 1957 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

Andrew L. Stone
Stone (left) on the set of Song of Norway with Florence Henderson and Edward G. Robinson in April 1969.
Born(1902-07-16)July 16, 1902
DiedJune 9, 1999(1999-06-09) (aged 96)
Film director
Film producer
Spouse(s)Virginia L. Stone (m. 1946–19??; divorced)
Audrey Stone (m. 19??–1999; his death)



Born in Oakland, California, Andrew L. Stone attended the University of California. He worked for a film exchange in San Francisco before moving to Hollywood. He went to work for Universal Pictures in 1918, and made a series of serials for Paramount Pictures. He made his first feature film in 1928, and earned acclaim for directing the 1943 film Stormy Weather, starring Lena Horne.[1]

Known for his hard-hitting, realistic films, Stone frequently collaborated with his first wife, editor and producer Virginia Lively Stone. Though few of his films achieved mainstream success, Stone was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his 1956 thriller Julie.

Stone's stories frequently featured characters called Cole, Pringle and Pope, usually in law enforcement and interchangeably played by the same actors—Jack Kruschen, Barney Phillips and John Gallaudet. Roles with those names were included in A Blueprint for Murder, The Night Holds Terror, Julie, Cry Terror! and The Decks Ran Red.

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  1. ^ Pace, Eric (December 2, 2000). "Andrew Stone, 96, Director, Writer and Producer of Films". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "Andrew L. Stone". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2018-03-04.

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