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Valentine Davies

Born: Aug 25, 1905

Death: Jul 23, 1961

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Valentine Davies

Date of Birth : Aug 25, 1905
Date of Death : Jul 23, 1961
Birth Place : New York City

Valentine Loewi Davies was an American film and television writer, producer, and director. His film credits included Miracle on 34th Street, Chicken Every Sunday, It Happens Every Spring, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, and The Benny Goodman Story. He was nominated for the 1954 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Glenn Miller Story. Davies was born in New York City, served in the Coast Guard, and graduated from the University of Michigan. He wrote a number of Broadway plays and was president of the Screen Writers Guild and general chairman of the Academy Awards program. He wrote the story for the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, which was given screen treatment by the director, George Seaton. Davies also did a novelization of the story, which was published as a novella by Harcourt Brace & Company in conjunction with the film release. Miracle on 34th Street earned him an Academy Award for Best Story.


  • Film Producer
  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director

Also known as

  • Val
  • Valentine L Davies

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Story
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Television Best Script, 30 Minutes or Less in Program Length
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