Joseph L. Mankiewicz biography
Joseph L. Mankiewicz got his start in Hollywood in 1929, composing subtitles for silent versions of Paramount talkies. In his years at MGM, he produced such classics as The Philadelphia Story In 1943, Mankiewicz moved to Twentieth Century Fox, making his directorial debut with Dragonwyck. At Fox, he directed and wrote the scripts that defined his signature style. He left Fox in 1952 to freelance, and died in 1993 in Mount Kisco, New York.