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Marguerite Roberts (1905–1989)

Marguerite Roberts was born on September 21, 1905 in Greeley, Colorado, USA as Marguerite A. Roberts. She was a writer, known for True Grit (1969), Ziegfeld Girl (1941) and Dragon Seed (1944). She was married to John Sanford. She died on February 17, 1989 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1971 Shoot Out (screenplay)
 1970 Norwood
 1969 True Grit (screenplay)
 1968 5 Card Stud (screenplay)
 1963 Rampage (screenplay)
 1962 Diamond Head (screenplay)
 1962 The Main Attraction (uncredited)
 1952 Ivanhoe (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1950 Ambush
 1949 The Bribe (screenplay)
 1947 Desire Me
 1946 Undercurrent (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1945 Adventure (uncredited)
 1944 Dragon Seed (screenplay)
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You (screenplay)
 1941 Honky Tonk (screenplay)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (screenplay)
 1940 Escape (screen play)
 1938 Meet the Girls (original screenplay)
 1937 Wild Money
 1936 Rose Bowl (screenplay)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard (screenplay)
 1936 Florida Special (screenplay)
 1935 Men Without Names (story)
 1935 College Scandal (screenplay)
 1933 Jimmy and Sally (writer)
 1933 Sailor's Luck (adaptation)
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I was weaned on stories about gunfighters and their doings, and I know all the lingo too. My grandfather came West as far as Colorado by covered wagon. He was a sheriff in the state's wildest days.


According to the November, 1999 issue of "Written By", the WGA Newsletter, Marguerite (Maggie) Roberts was blacklisted in 1952 for refusing to name names in her testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. See more »



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