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Stephen Morehouse Avery (1893–1948)

Stephen Morehouse Avery was born in Webster Grove, Missouri, the middle of three sons born to Charles M. and Jessie Avery. Both his parents were native Missourians and had married in 1890. Stephen's father supported his family working as a cashier at a local office of a life insurance company. Avery attended the University of Missouri and later ... See full bio »

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 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married (screen play collaboration)
 1948 The Woman in White (screenplay)
 1947 Deep Valley (screenplay)
 1942 The Male Animal (screen play)
 1941 Four Mothers (original screen play)
 1939 First Love (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1939 Rio (screenplay)
 1938 Hard to Get (suggested by a story by)
 1937 I'll Take Romance (story)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy (screen play)
 1936 The Road to Glory (uncredited)
 1936 Song and Dance Man (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 The Gay Deception (original screenplay - as Stephen Avery)
 1935 Our Little Girl (adaptation - as Stephen Avery) / (screen play - as Stephen Avery)
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness (adaptation)
 1934 Wharf Angel (screenplay)

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Second Lieutenant Stephen M. Avery flew in combat during World War I with the 13th Aero Squadron of the US Air Service. See more »

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