Biography Author Matching "John F. Barlow" (Sorted by Name Ascending)


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1. A.B. Conkwright

Actor | Brave and Bold

For the last twenty years or so of his life, Arthur "Conky" Conkwright worked as a freelance photographer. He died of a heart attack just moments after completing a series of photographs taken of actress Jayne Mansfield at a Hollywood charity ball in Palm Springs, California. Before turning to ...

2. Achmed Abdullah

Writer | The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff (Achmed Abdullah) was the author of numerous adventure and mystery stories, usually set in strange and exotic locations.

His father, Grand Duke Nicholas Romanoff, was a cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his mother, Princess Nourmahal Durani, was the daughter ...

3. Albert Richard Wetjen

Writer | Way for a Sailor

Albert Richard Wetjen was a London born American novelist, short story writer and journalist, probably best remembered for his sea stories that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and other publications. He was born on 20 August, 1900 and ran away to sea while in his early teens where he would ...

4. Alexander Kirkland

Actor | Strange Interlude

Writer producer stage and screen actor William Alexander Kirkland was born in Mexico City, the son of Robert Gowland Kirkland and Charlotte Megan and the grandson of rear admiral William Alexander Kirkland and Consuela Gowland. As a boy, Kirkland attended the Taft School, a prep school in Watertown...

5. Alfred E. Gold

Camera Department | Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage

Alfred E. Gold was a top cameraman with United Press Movietone News for a number of years. He was one of three cameramen to capture on film the Hindenburg dirigible as it burst into flames while attempting to land at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey.

Upon returning ...

6. Allan Eugene Updegraff

Writer | Second Youth

Novelist, poet, editor and journalist Allan Eugene Updegraff was born in Grinnell, Iowa on 14 February, 1883, the oldest of four boys born to William R. and Laura A. Updegraff. Laura passed away sometime between 1889 and 1900. Updegraff's parents were farmers and had operated farms near Grinnell ...

7. Anna Alice Chapin

Writer | Sacred Silence

Author and playwright Anna Alice Chapin was born on December 16, 1880, at Newport, New York, to Dr. Frederick Windle Chapin and Anna Jenkins Hoppin. She would go on to be a popular writer of novels, short stories and fairy tales. Chapin collaborated with Glen MacDonough on the libretto "Babes in ...

8. Arnold Reeves

Writer | The Shepherd King

Aubrey Ruggles (a.k.a. Arnold Reeves) was a Canadian playwright and actor who is best remembered for his plays; "The Shepherd King", "Bobbie's Pal" and "Cathedral Window". As an actor he toured for a number of years with the Castle Square Stock Company of Boston. Ruggles had begun his acting career...

9. Arthur Richman

Writer | The Awful Truth

Playwright and Hollywood screenwriter Arthur Richman was born in New York City on April 16, 1886 to William and Janice (or Jennie) Reichman. His father, a native of Fürth, Bavaria, became a successful merchant after coming to America in the mid 1870s at around the age of twenty. Richman's mother ...

10. Arthur Somers Roche

Writer | Penthouse

Mystery thriller writer Arthur Somers Roche was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. He was the son of James Jeffry Roche, a prominent Irish-American author, journalist and diplomat and Mary Frances Halloran, a native of Massachusetts who died of pneumonia in 1885, some months shy of her thirtieth ...

11. Austin C. Kyle

Actor | The Shooting of Dan McGrew

Austin C. Kyle was born around 1893, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kyle of Brooklyn, New York.

Kyle, who had at one time been a stock player with one of Holbrook Blinn's repertory companies, worked for the Metro Film Company where he earned the nicknames "Daredevil Jack" and "Daredevil ...

12. Bart Kennedy

Writer | A Sailor Tramp

Known as "The Tramp Author", Kennedy wrote around twenty books as he traveled the world by ship or by foot. A native of Manchester, England, Kennedy was working in cotton mills there by the age of six. While still a youth, Kennedy served aboard merchant vessels that plied the North Atlantic before ...

13. Bartlett Cormack

Writer | Fury

Edward Bartlett Cormack was the son of Edward K. and Alice E. Cormack. By 1900 his family had moved from Hammond, Indiana to Chicago, where his Scottish-born father worked in sales.

As a playwright, Cormack is remember for such plays as "The Racket", "Tampico", "The Painted Veil" and "Hey Diddle ...

14. Basil King

Writer | Earthbound

William Benjamin King (a.k.a. Basil King) was a Canadian Episcopalian minister and author. He was born on 26, February, 1859 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and received his education at St. Peter's School at Charlottetown and King's College in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He was ordained in 1884 ...

15. Ben Ryan

Soundtrack | Pleasantville

Ben Ryan was a vaudeville performer, skit and song writer who first appeared on stage at the age of twelve. He toured for many years on the vaudeville circuit with blues singer Harriet Lee. Ryan is remembered as the composer of Jimmy Durante's trademark song "Inka Dinka Doo" and such hit songs as "...

16. Billy K. Wells

Writer | On the Level

William "Billy" K. Wells wrote for stage, screen and radio and was remembered as a script writer on twelve "George White's Scandals" productions. Wells worked on musical comedies for the Broadway stage from 1919 to 1943, returning in 1953 with "John Murray Anderson's Almanac". Wells was born in New...

17. Blair Niles

Writer | Condemned!

Mary Blair Rice (Blair Niles) was born on 15 June, 1880 at The Oaks, her parent's tobacco plantation that lay along the muddy banks of the Staunton River in Coles Ferry, Virginia. She was the daughter of Henry Crenshaw and Marie Gordon Peyor Rice. Both her parents came from families with long ties ...

18. Boyd Marshall

Actor | Hidden Valley

Boyd Marshall was born on 22 June, 1884, at Port Clinton, Ohio, the son of Thomas J. and Agnes Marshall. Both his parents were immigrates, his father being from Ireland and his mother from Quebec. After Boyd's father died in 1895, he was raised by his single mother on their farm in Carroll, Ohio.

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19. Brewster Morgan

Producer | Your Play Time

Brewster Bowen Morgan was born on 9 April, 1905 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Isaac B. and Anna Brewster Morgan. His father, who was a high school teacher, was born in Wales around 1864 and had immigrated with his family to the United States in 1874 .

Morgan earned a Batchelor of Arts and a ...

20. C.B. Glasscock

Writer | Maverick

Carl Burgess Glasscock was an author, journalist and chronicler of the history of the American West. He was born on May 4, 1884, in Fresno, California, the third child of Aldea Amazon and Sarah Glasscock. His father was a native of Missouri and had practiced medicine there and later in California. ...

21. Cameron Rogers

Writer | White Banners

Writer Robert Cameron Rogers was the son of the poet and magazine editor, Robert Cameron Rogers (1862-1912) His first wife was the writer, Frances Colby (1904-1981). She was the daughter of Bainbridge Colby (1869-1950), a former Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson and the novelist Natalie ...

22. Carl Erickson

Writer | Mystery of the Wax Museum

The body of twenty-eight year old screenwriter Carl Erickson was found in the Hollywood Hills along Mulholland Drive in an area commonly called "Lovers Lane". The Los Angeles Police Department later determined he died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound after receiving a letter from his estranged ...

23. Carlton Miles

Writer | Ladies They Talk About

Carlton Wright Miles was born on 12 June, 1884 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the son of George C. and Harriet R. Miles. His father, who was born in Vermont around 1850, worked for a number of years as a druggist in Fergus Falls.

Miles was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and later worked as a...

24. Caroline Francke

Writer | Bombshell

Caroline Francke was born on 19, July, 1899, at Far Rockaway, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. Caroline and her sister Katherine were raised by their mother Caroline, a divorce who worked as a private secretary in Essex, New Jersey.

Francke attended the Connecticut College for ...

25. Charles Battell Loomis

Writer | Up from the Depths

Charles Battell Loomis was a humorist, author and lecturer remembered for his satirical take on life in America. He was the son of Charles Battell and Mary Worthington Loomis. Loomis was born in Brooklyn, NY, where his father worked as an insurance agent. As a young man Loomis dropped out of the ...

26. Charles E. van Loan

Writer | The Deuce of Spades

Charles Emmett van Loan was born on 29 June 1876, at San Jose, California, the son of Richard and Emma Van Loan. His father was a captain in the Salvation Army and his mother an adjutant (a rank that has since been discontinued). As young boy in San Bernardino, Charles was often called upon to beat...

27. Charles J. McGuirk

Writer | The Truant Soul

Charles James McGuirk was born to first generation Irish immigrants, James W. and Margaret McGuirk, on December 29, 1888, at West Orange, New Jersey, where his father was employed by a local hatter. For the vast majority of his professional life McGuirk worked on newspapers in Chicago and San ...

28. Chester Withey

Director | The Devil's Needle

On 6 February of 1937, writer, actor and pioneer movie director, Chet Withey was critically injured in Santa Monica after stepping out from behind a trolley car and into the path of an oncoming automobile. Press reports at the time were pessimistic about his survival. Whether this accident was the ...

29. Clara Lipman

Writer | The Sins of the Children

Clara Lipman Mann was an American actress and a playwright. She began her acting career in the late 1880s with the A.M. Palmer Theatrical Co. in New York. By the early 1890s she was appearing regularly on stage with comedian Louis Mann. It was probably around this time that the couple married. By ...

30. Cleves Kinkead

Writer | Private Number

Cleves Kinkead worked as a newspaper reporter for the Louisville Post before joining his father's law firm (1905-1913) and later serving a short stint in the Kentucky House of Representatives. His best known work, "Common Clay", which was given the Harvard Prize Play Award, was written in 1913 ...

31. Colin Clements

Writer | Call of the West

Colin Campbell Clements was born on 25 February, 1894, the son of William George and Ada von Swanback Clements. His father, who had emigrated from England around 1885, worked at the Omaha stockyards as a cattle driver.

In 1917 Clements graduated with an Artium Baccalaureatus (A.B.) Degree from the ...

32. Cortland Fitzsimmons

Writer | The Mandarin Mystery

Mystery writer and screenwriter Cortland Fitzsimmons was born on 19 June, 1893 in Richmond Hills, a middle class Long Island neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens. He was the only child of Mattie Greensword Fitzsimmons. Of his father little is known, at least by this writer. ...

33. Cynthia Stockley

Writer | Ponjola

According to most sources British author Cynthia Stockley was born in London around 1863 with the birth name Lilian Julian Webb. She could have been the oldest daughter of Frederick I. and Mary A. Webb. Their daughter is the only Lilian (or Lillian) Webb found in the 1871 English Census who was ...

34. David Christie Murray

Writer | The Penniless Millionaire

David Christie Murray was not only a successful journalist, author and playwright, he was also considered by many as one of the greatest lecturers of his day. The son of a printer, Murray began his writing career at the Wednesbury Advertiser and later the Birmingham Morning News. After relocating ...

35. David Freedman

Writer | Palmy Days

David Freedman was born in Botosani, a major city in northeast Romania. He was the son of Israel and Sarah Freedman. After coming to America in 1901, David's family settled in New York's lower East Side where his father began writing for Jewish language newspapers under the name "Israel the Yankee"...

36. David Karsner

Writer | I Loved a Woman

David Fulton Karsner was born on 13 March, 1889, at Baltimore Maryland, the son of Cecil J. and Annetta Karsner. About a year after Karsner's birth, President Benjamin Harrison appointed his father general appraiser of the Port of Baltimore. By the end of the nineteenth century, Karsner would be ...

37. Dorothea Brande

Writer | Wake Up and Live

American author, lecturer and magazine editor, Dorothea Brande, was the youngest of five children born to Frederick S. and Alice P. Thompson of Chicago, Illinois. Alice Dorothea Alden Thompson was born in Englewood, a Chicago community, on 12 January, 1892. Both of her parents were originally from ...

38. Douglas Durkin

Writer | Union Depot

Canadian writer Douglas Leader Durkin was born on 9 July 1884 in the small town of Parry Sound on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, an inlet of Lake Huron in south central Ontario. Early in life he abandoned the notion of becoming a missionary after acquiring an appreciation for literature and in ...

39. E.J. Rath

Writer | The Nervous Wreck

While watching a movie one snowy night in Washington, DC, journalist and author Chauncey Corey Brainerd and his wife Edith were killed when the flat roof of Crandall's Knickerbocker Theatre collapsed under the weight of over two feet of heavy snow. More than 200 other moviegoers and theater ...

40. E.V. Durling

Writer | Air Eagles

Edgar Vincent Durling was a syndicated columnist and screenwriter. He was born in Manhattan on July 24th. While some sources give the year of his birth as 1892, 1900, 1910 & 1920 US census records, his World War One draft registration card and several steamship passenger manifests indicate the year...

41. Edmond Rostand

Writer | Roxanne

Edmund Rostand was a prominent French playwright and poet.

Rostand, who was born in Marseille on 1 April, 1868, the son of the distinguished economist Eugene Rostand (1843-1915), first achieved success in Paris at the age of twenty with his vaudeville sketch 'Le Gant Rouge". A collection of poems in...

42. Edward M. Alfriend

Writer | The Great Diamond Robbery

Prior to the outbreak of American Civil War, Edward Morrison Alfriend was working as an insurance underwriter at his father's firm in Richmond, Virginian. On 10 June, 1861 he was commissioned a 1st lieutenant in Company E of the 44th Virginia Infantry Division. Less than a year later, on 1 May, ...

43. Edward Noyes Wescott

Writer | David Harum

Edward Noyes Wescott was an American banker who began writing "David Harum" while he was recuperating from tuberculosis. He finished his book late in 1896, but failed to live to see its publication in 1898. "David Harum" went on to sell over a million copies during the decades before the Second ...

44. Edwin J. Burke

Writer | Bad Girl

Edwin J. Burke, one of first New York playwrights to move to Hollywood after advent of "talkies", was born on 30 August, 1889, at Albany, New York. In 1910, after attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, he began his acting career playing lead roles for a local ...

45. Elliott White Springs

Writer | Hard-Boiled Haggerty

Elliott White Springs was born on 31 July, 1896, at Lancaster, South Carolina, the son of Leroy (1861-1931) and Grace Allison White Springs. His father was a member of the firm Heath, Springs & Co., which operated a general merchandise, cotton mill and banking enterprise. Grace Springs died when he...

46. Emerson Bennett

Writer | The Forest Rose

Emerson Bennett (1822-1905) was in his day considered among the top fiction writers in America. He was one of the earliest and probably the most successful author of that period to write romantic adventure stories about the American West. By the time of his death at age 83, Bennett was largely ...

47. Ernest Booth

Writer | Men of San Quentin

Ernest Granville Booth was born on 12 August, 1898, at Oakland California, the son of Stuart W. and Abigail Hill (nee' Wall) Booth. His father, a prominent Oakland journalist, had emigrated from England in 1890. His mother originally came from Massachusetts. As a boy Booth attended the Preston ...

48. Ethel Pettit

Writer | The Rich Are Always with Us

Ethel Pettit was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas.

Pettit was a singer and stage actress before marrying novelist Arthur Somers Roche in 1917. She had played leading roles in such Broadway musicals as "Miss Springtime" and "The Lilac Domino". Pettit wrote two novels, "Move Over" (1927) and "The Rich Are...

49. Eugene Manlove Rhodes

Writer | The Desire of the Moth

Eugene Manlove Rhodes was born on 19 January 1869, at Tecumseh, Nebraska, the son of Hinman and Julia Manlove Rhodes. His father, who had been a tailor, served with Company H, 28th Infantry Regiment Illinois, during the American Civil War. He mustered out on 15 March, 1866 at Brownsville, Texas, ...

50. Eugene Sanger

Director | The Gray of the Dawn

Eugene Sanger was an actor, stage director and pioneer film producer. He was born around 1871 in New York to Rufus and Emma Sanger. His father had worked as a store clerk and later in the manufacturing of textiles.

Once, when Sanger was a 16 year old Mutual District, messenger boy, he was called to ...


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