Dudley Nichols Biography (1895-1960)



Born April 6, 1895, in Wapakoneta, OH; died of cancer, January 4, 1960, in Hollywood, CA; son of Dr. Grant Byron and Mary Nichols; married Esta Vacez Gooch-Collins, 1924. Career: Screenwriter, director, producer and lyricist. Ship's radio operator on Great Lakes, 1913; New York Evening News and New York World, journalist, 1920-29; also a freelance writer. Military service: United States Navy, 1918-19 (devised an electronic deviceto protect minesweepers). Member: Screenwriters Guild (past president). Awards, Honors: Academy Award and Venice Film Festival Prize, best writing--screenplay, 1935, for The Informer; Academy Award nomination,best writing--screenplay, 1940, for The Long Voyage Home; Academy Award nomination, best original screenplay, 1943, for Air Force; Writers Guild Laurel Award, 1953; Academy Award nomination, best writing--story and screenplay written directly for the screen, 1957, for The Tin Star..

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Screenwriter, director, producer, lyricist
Birth Details
April 6, 1895
Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Death Details
January 4, 1960
Hollywood, California, United States

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