Stanley Shapiro


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Stanley Shapiro (July 16, 1925 – July 21, 1990) was an American screenwriter and producer responsible for three of Doris Day's most successful films.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Shapiro earned his first screen credit for South Sea Woman in 1953. His work for Day earned him Oscar nominations for Lover Come Back and That Touch of Mink and a win for Pillow Talk, and Mink won him the ... more »

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  • ''When a girl's under 21, she's protected by law. When she's over 65, she's protected by nature. Anywhere in between—she's fair game.''
    Stanley Shapiro (1925-1990), screenwriter, and Maurice Richlin (d. 1990). Captain Sherman (Cary Grant), Operation Petticoat (1959).
  • ''Yup. They're drafting everybody these days.''
    Stanley Shapiro (1925-1990), screenwriter, and Maurice Richlin (d. 1990). Captain Sherman (Cary Grant), Operation Petticoat, to Lieutenant Reid, after...
  • ''No one ever checks a Dun & Bradstreet rating in the bedroom.''
    Stanley Shapiro (1925-1990), screenwriter, and Maurice Richlin (d. 1990), screenwriter. Lieutenant Holden (Tony Curtis), Operation Petticoat (1959).
  • ''I was born and raised in a neighborhood called Noah's Ark. If you didn't travel in pairs, you just didn't travel.''
    Stanley Shapiro (1925-1990), screenwriter, and Maurice Richlin (d. 1990). Lieutenant Holden (Tony Curtis), Operation Petticoat (1959).
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