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Overview (4)

Born in Denver, Colorado, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameEugene Devlan
Nickname Pride of the Rockies

Mini Bio (1)

Gene Fowler was born on March 8, 1890 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Eugene Devlan. He was a writer and actor, known for Call of the Wild (1935), Professional Soldier (1935) and Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937). He was married to Agnes Fowler. He died on July 2, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Agnes Fowler (19 July 1916 - 2 July 1960) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (12)

Eugene Devlan and his mother were abandoned by his father. When his mother remarried a man named Fowler, Eugene was adopted as his son.
Fowler was good friends with Lionel Barrymore and John Barrymore as well as W.C. Fields. They often drank and played cards together. Fields, who was famous for hating children, liked Fowler's two sons and sometimes took them fishing, actually refraining from using them as bait.
While working as a young journalist in Denver, Fowler interviewed William F. Cody, the famous frontiersman-turned-showman known as "Buffalo Bill Cody", offending the old man by asking impertinent questions about his numerous love affairs. Fowler later covered Cody's funeral.
Is portrayed by Louis Zorich in W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Father of Gene Fowler Jr..
Grandfather of Gene N. Fowler.
The Fowlers were also known in Hollywood for the many parties they hosted at their Beverly Hills home. Among their frequent guests were John Barrymore, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power. Other guests included James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Johnny Weissmuller.
Fowler was a newspaper reporter before becoming a screenwriter.
Granduncle-in-law of Jack Johnson.
Father-in-law of Marjorie Fowler.
Came to New York from Colorado in 1918 as a protégé of Damon Runyon.
Mentor to Sam Fuller during his news reporter days.

Personal Quotes (3)

The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
Hollywood is a place where you either ride in a Rolls Royce or are run over by one.
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.

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