Fred Franklin Finklehoffe was an American film writer and producer. He was educated at Virginia Military Institute where he met his writing partner John Cherry Monks Jr.. Monks and Finklefhoffe wrote a play set at VMI in 1936, "Brother Rat", which was adapted into a 1938 film of the same name. A 1940 film sequel entitled Brother Rat and a Baby was also produced. Monks and Finklehoffe also wrote the MGM musical, Strike Up the Band. Finklehoffe was nominated for the 1944 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay with Irving Brecher for his work on Meet Me in St. Louis. He also wrote the scripts for a pair of Martin and Lewis comedy films, At War with the Army and The Stooge.
About Fred Finklehoffe
American film writer and producer who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1994 for the musical Meet Me in St. Louis.
Fred Finklehoffe Before Fame
He met his writing partner John Cherry Monks, Jr. at school at the Virginia Military Institute.
Achievement of Fred Finklehoffe
He and co-writer Irving Brecher both won the Oscar in 1944 for Meet Me in St. Louis.
Fred Finklehoffe Family Life
He was married to Scottish actress and singer Ella Logan for several years.
Associations of Fred Finklehoffe
He co-wrote Meet Me In St. Louis, which starred Judy Garland.
Information related to Fred F. Finklehoffe
- Businesspeople from Springfield, Massachusetts
- Writers from Springfield, Massachusetts
- Virginia Military Institute alumni