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Adela Rogers St. Johns (1894–1988)

Adela Rogers St. Johns was born Nora Adela Rogers on May 20, 1894 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary criminal defense attorney Earl Rogers, a brilliant barrister who drank himself to death at an early age. Lionel Barrymore won a Best Actor Oscar playing a mouthpiece based on her father in A Free Soul (1931), which was based on a... See full bio »

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 1991 Final Verdict (TV Movie) (novel)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (article - 1 episode)
- The Old, Old Story (1956) ... (article)
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Never Again (1956) ... (story)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Crime of Daphne Rutledge (1954) ... (story)
 1953 The Girl Who Had Everything (novel "A Free Soul")
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dress in the Window (1952) ... (story)
 1948 Smart Woman (adaptation)
 1946 That Brennan Girl (story)
 1945 Adventure (uncredited)
 1943 Government Girl (story - as Adela Rogers St. John)
 1942 The Great Man's Lady (original story)
 1940 I Want a Divorce (based on a story by)
 1937 Back in Circulation (from a story by: Cosmopolitan Magazine)
 1937 A Star Is Born (uncredited)
 1934 A Woman's Man (story)
 1932 The Animal Kingdom (uncredited)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (based on a story by)
 1931 A Free Soul (from the book by)
 1929 The Single Standard (from the novel by - as Adela Rogers St. John)
 1929 Scandal (story "The Haunted Lady")
 1928 Lilac Time (adaptation)
 1927 The Arizona Wildcat (story)
 1927 The Patent Leather Kid (adaptation)
 1927 Singed (article Love o' Women)
 1927 Children of Divorce (story)
 1927 The Broncho Twister (story)
 1926 The Wise Guy (adaptation)
 1926 The Skyrocket (novel)
 1925 The Red Kimona (by)
 1925 Pretty Ladies (story)
 1925 Lady of the Night (story)
 1924 Inez from Hollywood (story "The Worst Woman in Hollywood")
 1924 Broken Laws (story)
 1918 The Secret Code (writer)
 1918 Marked Cards (story)
 1918 Old Love for New (story - as Adela Rogers St. John)
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Novel: "Children of Divorce" (w/Owen Johnson) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Adela Rogers St. John

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Personal Quote:

I think every woman is entitled to a middle husband she can forget. See more »


Best remembered for her groundbreaking exploits as a "girl reporter" during the 1920s and 1930s, she got her first job at age 19 working as a reporter for William Randolph Hearst's San Francisco Examiner. See more »

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