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Nedrick Young

Nedrick Young
Personal information
Birth dateMarch 23, 1914
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of deathSeptember 16, 1968(age 54)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, USA
OccupationWriter, Screenwriter
AwardsWGA Award - Best Original Screenplay
1958 The Defiant Ones

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Nedrick Young (March 23, 1914 September 16, 1968) was a screenwriter often blacklisted during the 1950s and 1960s. He is credited with writing the screenplay for Jailhouse Rock in 1957, which starred Elvis Presley.

Young was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to screenwriting, he also took on an acting role in various feature-length films during the period 1943-1966.

Young died from a heart attack at the age of 54.

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