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Jessamyn West (1902–1984)

Jessamyn West was born on July 18, 1902 in Vernon, Indiana, USA as Mary Jessamyn West. She is known for her work on The Big Country (1958), Friendly Persuasion (1956) and Summer Flight (1963). She was married to Harry Maxwell McPherson. She died on February 22, 1984 in Napa, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1958)
(1956)
Summer Flight Writer
(1963)
(1956-1960)

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 1975 Friendly Persuasion (TV Movie) (books "Friendly Persuasion", "Except for Me" and "Thee")
 1963 Summer Flight (writer)
  General Electric Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Learn to Say Goodbye (1960) ... (story)
- The Breach (1956) ... (writer)
 1958 The Big Country (adaptation)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion (book) / (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Pacing Goose (1951) ... (novel)
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 1956 Friendly Persuasion (technical advisor)
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 1979 Writers of Northern California (TV Series)
Herself
- Jessamyn West: An Interview (1979) ... Herself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Friendly Persuasion" (filmed as Friendly Persuasion (1956), Friendly Persuasion (1975))
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing. See more »

Trivia:

Second cousin of President Richard M. Nixon. The character of Jess Birdwell in Friendly Persuasion (1956) (played by Gary Cooper ) was based on their great grandfather. See more »

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Cancer

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