Lamar Trotti

Biography

Born: October 18, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA Died: August 28, 1952 (age 51) in Oceanside, California, USA Author and screenwriter, often preoccupied with American history as viewed from a Southern perspective. Born in Atlanta, Trotti studied writing at Columbia University and was also the first person to graduate from the University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism. In 1923, he became the youngest editor employed by a newspaper owned by the Hearst Press, The Georgian. From 1925, Trotti worked in New York for the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, moving on to Hollywood in 1932. He spent virtually his entire career at 20th Century Fox as writer/producer, from 1933 until his untimely death in 1952. He wrote screenplays for a wide range of genres, including war films, westerns, comedies and biopics. The majority of these were critical and box office hits.

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Birth Place

Atlanta, Géorgie, États-Unis

Birth Date

10/18/1900

Death Date

8/28/1952
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