Ivan Moffat, Oscar-nommed for the screen adaptation of Edna Ferber’s novel “Giant,” died of a stroke July 4 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 84.Among Moffat’s other screenwriting credits are “Black Sunday,” “The Wayward Bus,” “Tender Is the Night” and “Boy on a Dolphin.” He also served as associate producer on such classic films as “Shane” and “A Place in the Sun.” Moffat shared his “Giant” nom in 1956 with Fred Guiol. Pic, starring Rock Hudson and James Dean, garnered 10 nominations. Born in Cuba, Moffat studied at the London College of Economics and served in the Army during World War II. He also was part of a documentary film unit that covered the Allies’ efforts in Europe.
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