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Lesser Samuels (26 July 1894 - 22 December 1980) enjoyed a 20-year career as a Hollywood screenwriter.

He is best known for back-to-back Oscar nominations for the racial drama No Way Out in 1950[1] and Billy Wilder's lacerating critique of tabloid journalism Ace in the Hole the following year[2].

Samuels also wrote and served as associate producer on the notorious Biblical flop The Silver Chalice - a film which its star Paul Newman deemed one of the low points of his career - in 1954.

Samuels co-authored the book for the 1960 Frank Loesser musical Greenwillow.

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  1. ^ "The 23rd Academy Awards (1951) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "The 24th Academy Awards (1952) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved May 29, 2019.

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