|Lenore J. Coffee|
July 13, 1896|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||July 2, 1984
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
|Occupation||screenwriter, playwright, novelist|
|Spouse(s)||William J. Cowen (c. 1926 – 16 January 1964)|
She was twice nominated for an Academy Award for best Adapted Screenplay. The first time was for Street of Chance in 1929/30, adapted from the story by Oliver H. P. Garrett, in collaboration with Howard Estabrook; and the second was with Julius J. Epstein in 1938 for Four Daughters, based on Fannie Hurst's novel, Sister Act. Of the studio system she is quoted as saying:
"They pick your brains, break your heart, ruin your digestion – and what do you get for it? Nothing but a lousy fortune."
- Storyline: Reflections of a Hollywood Screenwriter. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1973. ISBN 0-304-29245-1. (autobiography)
- Weep No More. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1955. (novel)
- w/ Cowen, William Joyce. Family Portrait, 1939. (play)