Preston Sturges (right) with Bob Hope (left) before his off-screen death in 'Paris Holiday'
Preston Sturges (1898 - 1959)
Director/screenwriter
Father of Solomon Sturges and Preston Sturges Jr.
Grandfather of
Shannon Sturges
Paris Holiday (1958) [Serge Vitry]: Killed (off-screen) by gangsters, after writing a script that would expose their operations; we learn of his death afterwards when Fernandel and Martha Hyer inform Bob Hope.

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