Paul Gregory is a former American film, theatre and television producer.\nPaul Gregory was the son of a butcher and graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa in 1938. Gregory went to Hollywood where he worked as an assistant for clients like Horace Heidt and Carmen Cavallaro. He became friends with actor Charles Laughton and they made a successful lecture through America between 1949 and 1950. They earned $200,000 during this reading tour. Gregory afterwards produced numerous Broadway plays during the 1950s and 1960s, among them The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Marriage Go-Around and Lord Pengo.\nGregory read the novel The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb and bought the film rights of Grubb's book. He then produced the important thriller The Night of the Hunter, directed by Laughton and considered by many film critics as a masterpiece. His second and last movie as a producer was The Naked and the Dead. As a television producer, he won a Emmy Award in 1955 for Best Television Adaptation for his television adaption of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Paul Gregory married former film star Janet Gaynor in 1964, they were together until her death in 1984.