|Born||Lamar Jefferson Trotti
October 18, 1900
Atlanta, Georgia, US
|Died||August 28, 1952
Oceanside, California, US
Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive.
Early life and education
Trotti was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US. He became the first graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, when he received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (ABJ) in 1921. While at UGA, he was the editor of the independent student newspaper The Red and Black.
In the silent film era, he was a reporter for the daily Atlanta Georgian, where he interviewed many show business people, such as Viola Dana. Later, Trotti became an executive at Fox Film Corporation in 1933 and after its 1935 merger with Twentieth Century Pictures to become 20th Century Fox, he remained with the company until his death. He wrote about fifty films for the studio, producing many of them. He only wrote one screenplay for another studio, You Can't Buy Everything (1934) for MGM.
- The Man Who Dared (1933)
- Judge Priest (1934)
- Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
- Can This Be Dixie? (1937)
- Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
- Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
- The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
- The Razor's Edge (1946)
- Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
- Captain from Castile (1947)
- When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)
- Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
- With a Song in My Heart (1952)
- There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
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