Robert Carson (b. October 6, 1909, Clayton, Washington - d. January 19, 1983, Los Angeles, California, age 73) was an American film and television screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer, who won an Academy Award in 1938 for his screenplay of A Star Is Born. He was married to Mary Jane Irving, a former child actress.
Film screenwriting credits
- A Star Is Born, 1937. Academy Award for best writing, original story, shared with William A. Wellman. Nominated for best writing, screenplay, shared with Alan Campbell and Dorothy Parker.
- Men with Wings, 1938
- Beau Geste, 1939
- The Light That Failed, 1939
- Western Union, 1941
- The Desperadoes, 1943
- Once More, My Darling, 1949
- Just for You, 1952
- Bundle of Joy, 1956
Television screenwriting credits
- The Revels Are Ended (1936). Doubleday.
- "Aloha Means Goodbye", a short story about a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in June 1941, six months before the actual attack occurred. The story was the basis for the film Across the Pacific (1942).
- Stranger in Our Midst (1947). G.P. Putnam. Reprinted 1953, Popular Library.
- The Magic Lantern (1952), a fictionalized account of Hollywood. Henry Holt
- The Quality of Mercy (1954). Henry Holt.
- Love Affair (1958). Henry Holt. reprinted 1959, Popular Library.
- My Hero (1961) McGraw Hill. Reprinted 1962, Crest Books
- An End to Comedy (1963) Bobbs-Merrill
- The Outsiders (1966), Little, Brown. Reprinted 1970, Coronet
- Jellybean (1974), a civil war period western. Little, Brown ISBN 0-316-13026-5
- ^ New York Times obituary, Jan 22, 1983
- ^ VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2002, ISBN 0-7876-5755-7
- ^ The Revels Are Ended at Google Books
- ^ "Stranger in Our Midst at Google Books
- ^ The Quality of Mercy at Google Books
- ^ Jellybean Little, Brown; 1974, author bio
- ^ An End to Comedy at Google Books
- ^ The Outsiders at Google Books