David Freeman (screenwriter)

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David Freeman
Born January 14, 1926
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, teacher, journalist
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale School of Drama
Genre Drama, journalism
Notable works First Love
The Border
Street Smart
Spouse Judith Gingold

David Freeman is an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and journalist who studied playwriting and dramatic literature at the Yale Drama School and currently teaches screenwriting seminars in Los Angeles,[1] where he lives with his wife Judith Gingold.[2]

Freeman wrote the last draft for Alfred Hitchcock's final project, The Short Night, a projected spy thriller which was never produced due to Hitchcock's failing health. Freeman wrote about his experiences in the 1984 book The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock, which includes his completed screenplay.[3]

Filmography (as screenwriter)[edit]

Plays (as playwright)[edit]

  • Jesse and the Bandit Queen
  • A First Class Man

Bibliography (as author)[edit]

  • It's All True (novel)
  • One of Us (novel)
  • A Hollywood Education (short story collection)
  • The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock (memoir)


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