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Date of Birth 28 March 1912Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date of Death 31 August 2000Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA  (after a stroke)
Birth NameViolet Lucille Fletcher

Mini Bio (1)

Lucille Fletcher was born on March 28, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Violet Lucille Fletcher. She was a writer, known for Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), The Nightman (1992) and Once Upon a Time (1944). She was married to Douglass Wallop and Bernard Herrmann. She died on August 31, 2000 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA.

Spouse (2)

Douglass Wallop (January 1949 - 1 April 1985) (his death)
Bernard Herrmann (2 October 1939 - 1948) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Fletcher worked with first husband Bernard Herrmann on radio drama, including Orson Welles' "Mercury Theatre of the Air". She wrote the libretto for his opera "Wuthering Heights", but, by the time the opera was produced, the couple had parted.
Attended Vassar College.
Worked at CBS during the Great Depression as a typist, music librarian and publicity writer.
Developed the idea for her radio play 'Hitchhiker' (which was subsequently filmed) after twice seeing a strange-looking man (first on the Brooklyn Bridge and, again, on the Pulaski Skyway, New Jersey) while driving en route to Hollywood with her then-husband, Bernard Herrmann.

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