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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 24 September 1911St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 28 November 2003Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Spouse (2)

Julie Riley (? - ?) (her death) (1 child)
Virginia Smith (? - ?) (her death)

Trivia (3)

(1955-1959) President of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw)
Was long associated as a scriptwiter with Bob Hope.
Subject of an entertaining 'as told to' memoir by D. W. McCaffrey called "Bound And Gagged In Hollywood" (Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006).

Personal Quotes (1)

[on writer John Grant] . . . a wonderful guy, a quiet, decent man. He had been in burlesque with Bud [Bud Abbott] and Lou [Lou Costello]. There are about 15 to 20 basic burlesque comedy routines. John's job was to take a finished script and go through it and see where they could inject these comedy routines.

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