Samuel Hoffenstein
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1899
Birth Place:
Russia

Biography

Born in Russia to Lithuanian parents, Samuel Hoffenstein emigrated to the U.S. in his teens. Hoffenstein served as drama critic for the New York Evening Sun before embarking upon a screenwriting career in Hollywood. His first stop was at Paramount, where he earned an Academy Award nomination for his 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Loaned to RKO in 1934, Hoffenstein picked up a second...