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DAVID SEIDLER (1937 - )
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
Born in England and raised in Long Island, NY, David Seidler suffered from stuttering as a boy. He found inspiration from the wartime radio broadcasts of Britain's King George VI, who had also suffered from and overcome the same speech impediment. Seidler underwent years of speech therapy until he was 16, when his stuttering went away on its own. Now liberated, he began his career as a writer on the family adventure series "Adventures of the Seaspray" (ABC Australia, 1965-67). Seidler moved on to writing for American television, including an episode of the daytime series "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999), as well as made-for-TV films such as "Malice in Wonderland" (CBS, 1985) with Elizabeth Taylor, and the war Drama "My Father, My Son" (CBS, 1988). Seidler won his first Writers Guild Award for the biopic "Onassis: the Richest Man in the World" (ABC, 1988) starring Raul Julia as the Greek shipping magnate.
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King's Speech, The
King's Speech, The
David Seidlers original play brings the audience face to face with Bertie, Duke Of York, as he is thrust onto the world stage as King George VI following his brothers abdication. With the Nazi threat looming and civil unrest at home, royal secrets explode around Bertie as he struggles to find his voice as King.
Playful Productions and Michael Alden Productions
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