Stewart Stern

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Stewart Stern
Born (1922-03-22) March 22, 1922 (age 92)
Occupation Screenwriter, teacher
Years active 1947–current
Spouse(s) Merilee Stiles (Former Dancer American Ballet Theatre)

Stewart Henry Stern[1] (born March 22, 1922) is a two-time Oscar-nominated and Emmy award winning American screenwriter. He is best known for writing the screenplay for the iconic film Rebel Without A Cause (1955), starring James Dean.


In addition to Rebel Without a Cause, Stern's most notable screenwriting credits include Sybil, which garnered Emmy awards for both Stern and Sally Field, The Rack starring Paul Newman, The James Dean Story directed by Robert Altman, The Outsider starring Tony Curtis, The Ugly American starring Marlon Brando, Rachel, Rachel starring Joanne Woodward and The Last Movie directed by Dennis Hopper. He is also author of the book, No Tricks in My Pocket: Paul Newman Directs, watching the discovery in Paul Newman's direction for the filming of The Glass Menagerie. [2]

Personal life[edit]

Stern is the nephew of Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures. He is a veteran of World War II, during which he fought in the Battle Of The Bulge.[3] He is the subject of the documentary Going Through Splat: The Life And Work Of Stewart Stern.[4]

Stern teaches a course in Seattle called 'The Personal Connection' at TheFilmSchool.[5] He also teaches each year at the Sundance Institute.

Partial Filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Stewart Henry Stern at the University of Virginia
  2. ^ Israel, Sara. "unexpectedly, on writing". Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ Arnold, William (2005-05-28). "Film honors local screen legend Stewart Stern". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  4. ^ By (2005-02-01). "Going Through Splat: The Life And Work Of Stewart Review - Read Variety's Analysis Of The Movie Going Through Splat: The Life And Work Of Stewart". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Seattle's innovative film school for screenwriters :: Stewart Stern". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 

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