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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 March 1900Buffalo, New York, USA
Date of Death 9 March 1993Los Angeles County, California, USA
Birth NameWells Crosby Root
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of the founding members of the WGA, Wells had over sixty screenplays produced including The Getaway (1941) and The Man from Down Under (1943).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Lin Segal (? - ?)
Mimi (? - ?) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

A co-founding member of the Writers Guild of America
Taught a writing class at UCLA during the 60s
Collected wood duck decoys and fine wines.
A former smoker, Wells always had an unopened pack of cigarettes in the house in case World War III broke out.
One son: Jock
Came up with the title, Gridiron Gang (1993) for friend Lee Stanley
Prior to films, he worked as a journalist in various capacities for the 'New York World' and 'Time'.
Wrote the book "Writing the Script" published in 1980, still a used tool for many writers today.
Former brother-in-law of Katharine Hepburn.
Brother of Waverley Lewis Root (April 15, 1903 in Providence, Rhode Island - October 31, 1982 in Paris) who was an American journalist and writer. Root authored the classic The Food of Italy on Italy and its regional cuisines.

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