Poe, James, 1923-1980

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1921
Death 1980-01-24
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American screenwriter.

From the description of Enola Gay, 1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122495219

Poe was born Oct. 4, 1923 in Dobbs Ferry, NY; attended St. John's College, Annapolis, MD; affiliated with the news desk for The march of time series, Cinema Unit, RKO, 1941; associated with motion picture industry, 1941-80; won Academy Award and NY Film Critics Award in 1957 for screenplay of Around the world in 80 days; was nominated for an Academy Award three more times: in 1958 for Cat on a hot tin roof, in 1963 for Lilies of the field, and in 1969 for They shoot horses, don't they?; wrote documentaries, radio and television scripts, and a made-for-television movie; president, James Poe Co., 1967-80; died of a heart attack in 1980.

From the description of Papers, 1940- (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060810

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture plays
  • Screenwriters--Archival resources
  • Radio writers--Archival resources
  • Television writers--Archival resources
  • Motion picture plays--History--Sources
  • German drama
  • African American actors
  • African Americans--Relations with German Americans--Drama
  • Nuns--Drama

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Arizona (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)