Hal B. Wallis

Hal B. Wallis

Infobox Actor
name = Hal B. Wallis

birthname = Harold Brent Wallis
birthdate = birth date|1899|9|14
location = Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
deathdate = death date and age|1986|10|5|1899|9|14
deathplace = Rancho Mirage, California
spouse = Louise Fazenda (1927-1962) (one son Brent)
Martha Hyer (1966-1986)
academyawards = Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
1939 Lifetime Achievement
1944 Lifetime Achievement
Best Picture
1942 "Casablanca"
goldenglobeawards = Cecil B. DeMille Award
1975 Lifetime Achievement

Hal B. Wallis, C.B.E. (September 14, 1899 – October 5, 1986) was an Academy Award-winning American motion picture producer.


Born as Harold Brent Wallis in Chicago, his family moved in 1922 to Los Angeles, California, where he found work as part of the publicity department at Warner Bros. in 1923.

Within a few years, Wallis became involved in the production end of the business and would eventually become head of production at Warners. In a career that spanned more than fifty years, he was involved with the production of more than 400 feature-length movies.

Among the many great movies he produced was "Casablanca", one of the most honored movies in Hollywood history, as well as "True Grit", for which John Wayne won the Academy Award for Best Actor of 1969. Wallis left Warner Bros. in 1944 to work as an independent producer, enjoying considerable success both commercially and critically. Among his financial hits were the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedies, and several of Elvis Presley's movies.

Hal Wallis received sixteen Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, winning for "Casablanca" in 1943. For his consistently high quality of motion picture production, he was twice honored with The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. He was also nominated for seven Golden Globe awards, twice winning awards for Best Picture. In 1975, he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.


Hal Wallis was married twice, to actress Louise Fazenda and to actress Martha Hyer (1966-1986).


He died in Rancho Mirage, California, aged 87. He is interred in a crypt in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery,
Glendale, California.

elected filmography

*"Little Caesar" (1931)
*"Central Airport" (1933)
*"The Petrified Forest" (1936)
*"Kid Galahad" (1937)
*"West of Shanghai" (1937)
*"The Invisible Menace" (1938)
*"The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938)
*"Dark Victory" (1939)
*"The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939)
*"Castle on the Hudson" (1940)
*"Santa Fe Trail" (1940)
*"Sergeant York" (1941)
*"The Maltese Falcon" (1941)
*"They Died with Their Boots On" (1941)
*"Casablanca" (1942)
*"Now, Voyager" (1942)
*"Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942)
*"This Is the Army" (1943)
*"Desert Fury" (1947)
*"Dark City" (1950)
*"The Furies" (1950)
*" The Rainmaker" (1956)
*"Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957)
*"Career" (1959)
*"Becket" (1964)
*"Barefoot in the Park" (1967)
*"True Grit" (1969)
*"Anne of the Thousand Days" (1969)
*"Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971)
*"Rooster Cogburn" (1975)

Awards and nominations

*"Academy Award for Best Picture" as producer:
*#"The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938)
*#"Four Daughters" (1938)
*#"Jezebel" (1938)
*#"All This, and Heaven Too" (1940)
*#"The Letter" (1940)
*#"Kings Row" (1942)
*#"Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942)
*#"Casablanca" (1942)
*#"Watch on the Rhine" (1943)
*#"The Rose Tattoo" (1955)
*#"Becket" (1964)
*#"Anne of the Thousand Days" (1969)


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External links

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NAME= Wallis, Hal B.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Wallis, Harold Brent
DATE OF BIRTH= September 14 1899
PLACE OF BIRTH= Chicago, Illinois
DATE OF DEATH= October 5 1986
PLACE OF DEATH= Rancho Mirage, California

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