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Gene Markey (1895–1980)

Gene Markey was born on December 11, 1895 in Jackson, Michigan, USA as Eugene Willford Markey. He was a writer and producer, known for The Florodora Girl (1930), Baby Face (1933) and The Merry Frinks (1934). He was married to Lucille Parker Wright, Myrna Loy, Hedy Lamarr and Joan Bennett. He died on May 1, 1980 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. See full bio »


(age 84) in Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Known For

The Florodora Girl
Baby Face
Baby Face Writer
The Merry Frinks
Syncopation Writer


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 1956 Glory (story)
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair (novel "The Great Companions")
 1951 Wonder Boy
 1949 If This Be Sin (screen play)
 1947 Moss Rose (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 You're the One (original story) / (screenplay)
 1938 Submarine Patrol (contributor - uncredited)
 1937 On the Avenue (screen play)
 1936/II The Big Noise (story)
 1936 White Hunter (story)
 1936 Girls' Dormitory (screenplay)
 1936 Private Number (screen play)
 1936 Love in Exile (novel "His Majesty's Pajamas")
 1936 Champagne Charlie (story - uncredited)
 1936 King of Burlesque (screen play)
 1935 Let's Live Tonight (screenplay)
 1934 A Lost Lady (screenplay)
 1934 The Merry Frinks (screenplay) / (story)
 1934 A Modern Hero (screenplay)
 1934 Fashions of 1934 (adaptation - uncredited)
 1933 Female (screen play)
 1933 Baby Face (screen play)
 1933 Midnight Mary (screen play)
 1933 Lilly Turner (screenplay)
 1933 Luxury Liner (screenplay)
 1932 As You Desire Me (adaptation and dialogue)
 1931 West of Broadway (adaptation)
 1931 Susan Lenox (uncredited)
 1931 The Great Lover (dialogue and continuity)
 1931 Inspiration (dialogue)
 1930 The Florodora Girl (dialogue) / (story)
 1930 Prince of Diamonds (story)
 1929 Battle of Paris (story & dialogue)
 1929 Lucky in Love (dialogue) / (story)
 1929 Mother's Boy (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 Close Harmony (story)
 1929 Syncopation (dialogue) / (novel "Stepping High")
 1927 Range Courage (story "Blinky")
 1923 Blinky (story "Blinkey")
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Other Works:

Novel: "Stepping High" (filmed as Syncopation (1929)) See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

I cannot restrain my ardor for the place and its people.....No duck ever took to water as I have taken to Kentucky. See more »


During World War II, he became good friends with Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. See more »

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