Robert Buckner Biography (1906-)

Born May 26, 1906, in Crewe, VA; son of Robert Henry and Inez Katherine (James) Buckner; married Mary Duckett Doyle, 1937; children: Robert Jr., Sharon Courtoux. Avocational interests: Collecting books, travel. Career: Writer and producer. New York World, newspaper correspondent in England, 1926-27; Belgian Mill Academy, instructor, 1927-28; Alfred A. Knopf, NewYork City, salesman, 1928-29; Doubleday, Doran Co., New York City, advertising manager, 1929-31; Charles Denhard Co., New York City, copywriter, 1931-34;freelance newspaper writer, Russia and Scandinavia, 1934-35; Columbia Studios, contract writer, 1936-37; Warner Bros. Studios, writer, 1937-42, then writer and producer, 1948-52; freelance writer, 1952-. Worked as a tour guide, English teacher, writer for the London Daily Mail. Member: Pi Kappa Alpha. Awards, Honors: O'Brien Award, best American short story, 1936; Academy Award nomination, best writing-original story, 1942, for Yankee Doodle Dandy; Look Award, best American film, 1951; Writers Guild Award and Golden Globe Award, best screenplay, both 1952, for Bright Victory..

Writer, producer
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May 26, 1906
Crewe, Virginia, United States

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