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Jerry Wald (Jerome Irving Wald) was born on 16 September, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, is a Producer, Writer, Director. Discover Jerry Wald's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Jerry Wald networth?

Popular As Jerome Irving Wald
Occupation producer,writer,director
Age 51 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 16 September 1911
Birthday 16 September
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 13 July, 1962
Died Place Beverly Hills, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Who Is Jerry Wald's Wife?

His wife is Connie Wald (25 December 1941 - 13 July 1962) ( his death) ( 2 children), Eleanor Rudolph (18 January 1936 - 1937) ( divorced)

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Wife Connie Wald (25 December 1941 - 13 July 1962) ( his death) ( 2 children), Eleanor Rudolph (18 January 1936 - 1937) ( divorced)
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Jerry Wald Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Jerry Wald worth at the age of 51 years old? Jerry Wald’s income source is mostly from being a successful Producer. He is from USA. We have estimated Jerry Wald's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

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Among the most successful of these with critics and public alike, were the archetypal romantic weepie An Affair to Remember (1957); the hugely popular melodrama Peyton Place (1957), based - and improving on - a 'scandalous' best-seller; and the film that launched Paul Newman's road to stardom, The Long, Hot Summer (1958).


In 1956, he formed another company, Jerry Wald Productions, releasing through 20th Century Fox. He worked out of his own lot, referred to by the New York Times as 'a one man studio'. Unlike his intensely realist, gritty, primarily black & white output at Warners, Wald's films during this period were mostly lavish and glamorous, frequently shot in Technicolor.


In 1950, the ever-restless Wald left Warners to form an independent production company with Norman Krasna at RKO. The resulting co-production deal with Howard Hughes, rather grandiosely, stipulated some sixty films. In the event, only four were ever made by the time Wald moved on to become vice president in charge of production under Harry Cohn at Columbia. He lasted three years.


For the latter, Wald received the Irving Thalberg Award at the Oscars in 1948. For all his ebullience and larger-than-life personality, Wald appeared to most as easygoing, jovial and affable. Unlike a lot of other producers, he was rather well-liked within the industry. Of course, when it came to the financial side of things, he was - and needed to be - uncompromisingly tough.


In 1947, federal marshals served summons on writers during the HUAC period. Many of these suspects, some of whom were later fined and jailed, actually worked for Wald, though the scandal never attached itself to him specifically.


In keeping with his credo, that there were "no washed up actors, only washed up stories", he rejuvenated the careers of some of Warner's biggest female stars by casting them in some of the best-written films of the period: Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce (1945) and Humoresque (1946); Claire Trevor - in Key Largo (1948); and Jane Wyman - in Johnny Belinda (1948)).


During the next decade, he turned out a brace of hits for Warner Brothers, which spanned every genre, from war (Across the Pacific (1942)), to melodrama (Flamingo Road (1949)), to swashbucklers (Adventures of Don Juan (1948)).


By 1941, Wald had taken the departing Hellinger's place as associate producer and, a year later, was promoted again, to producer.


He worked on such seminal films noir as The Roaring Twenties (1939), Torrid Zone (1940) and They Drive by Night (1940), his role being essentially that of the 'ideas man', who comes up with a catchy title, original storyline, twists and plot devices. Never without pad or pencil, Wald constantly brainstormed ideas. He eventually acquired a reputation of being able to promote a picture before it had even left the drawing board. Once he had a clear vision, shooting could well commence within a week.


Signed to a contract in 1934, Wald started as a screenwriter, often in collaboration with Julius J. Epstein, Mark Hellinger or Richard Macaulay.


The son of a dry goods salesman, Jerry Wald was the go-getting Hollywood writer-producer of popular imagination: charismatic, ambitious, shrewd, frequently brilliant, and filled with a nervous energy driving him from one project to another. An avid reader, with an innate sense of literary judgement, Wald began in the industry in 1929 as a radio columnist with a less-then-glamorous publication, The New York Evening Graphic. At the same time, he completed his studies in journalism at New York University. Before long, his skills as a writer for popular radio stars, such as crooner Russ Columbo, led to further work writing short features for RKO which, in turn, attracted the attention of Warner Brothers.


He entered James Madison High School in September 1925. Among his classmates were Garson Kanin and Irwin Shaw.