Ernest Pagano

Biography

Beginning his career as a gagman in silent two-reel comedies, American screenwriter Ernest Pagano graduated to features in 1928. During the talkie era, Pagano was a particular favorite of song-and-dance man Fred Astaire, who loved to incorporate slapstick set pieces in his films. Pagano contributed to the overall ebullience of such Astaire starrers as Shall We Dance (1937), A Damsel in Distress...