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Elmer Davis (1890–1958)

American writer, commentator and journalist Elmer Davis was born in Aurora, IN, in 1890. He was a Rhodes Scholar to Queen's College in Oxford, England, graduating with an M.A. in 1911. He taught high school in Franklin, IN, for a year. In 1913 he joined the staff of "Adventure" magazine, then got a job with the "New York Times". He left the Times ... See full bio »

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 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Road to Jericho (1950) ... (story)
 1936 My American Wife (story)
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney (novel)
 1927 White Pants Willie (serial)
 1925 I'll Show You the Town (novel - as Elmer Holmes Davis)
 1923 Times Have Changed (novel - as Elmer Holmes Davis)
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 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Elmer Davis - Commentator (uncredited)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1950) ... Narrator
- The Canton Story (1950) ... Narrator
- You Can't Take It with You (1950) ... Narrator
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 1950-1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Himself - Narrator
- Daisy Mayme (1952) ... Himself - Narrator
- The Return of Mr. Moto (1952) ... Himself - Narrator
- The Fascinating Stranger (1952) ... Himself - Narrator
- The Jungle (1952) ... Himself - Narrator
 1950 The Golden Twenties (Documentary)
 1940 Information Please: Series 1, No. 9 (Short)
Himself - Guest Panelist
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 2008 The Making of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (Video documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book of essays (ed.): "Not to Mention the War". North Stratford, NH: Ayer Company Publishers. ISBN 0836916026. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elmer Holmes Davis

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News commentator for CBS (1939-41) and ABC Radio (1945-53). See more »


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