Kramer was born on Sept. 23, 1913 in NYC; attended NYU; in the film industry since the mid-30s as a researcher, film editor, and writer, he worked his way up to the position of assoc. producer by the early 1940s; following WWII, he formed an independent motion picture company, Screen Plays Inc., and produced modest-budget films; in 1951, he brought his company as an autonomous unit under the banner of Columbia Pictures; in 1954 the arrangement was terminated by mutual consent; after 1955, Kramer directed and produced films, including: The pride and the passion (1957), On the beach (1959), It's a mad mad mad mad world (1963); in 1961 he received the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; six of Kramer's films as a director or producer earned Academy Award nominations: High noon (1952), The Caine mutiny (1954), The defiant ones (1958), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Ship of fools (1965), and Guess who's coming to dinner (1967); in 1991 he was honored with the Producers Guild's David O. Selznick Award.
From the description of Papers, 1945-1984. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38929866