DeWitt Bodeen

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DeWitt Bodeen
Born Homer DeWitt Bodeen
July 25, 1908
Fresno, California, United States
Died March 12, 1988(1988-03-12) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Screenwriter, television writer

DeWitt Bodeen (July 25, 1908, Fresno, California — March 12, 1988, Los Angeles, California) was a film screenwriter and television writer best known for writing Cat People (1942).[1][2][3]


Born Homer DeWitt Bodeen, he began his career as an actor and playwright before entering the film business.

In the late 1930s, he began working for RKO and worked his way up to a script writer. Other films include The Curse of the Cat People (1944),[1] The Seventh Victim (1943), The Enchanted Cottage (1945),[4] I Remember Mama (1948),[5] and Billy Budd (1962).[6]

Beginning in the 1950s he moved to television, writing mainly for anthology shows including Robert Montgomery Presents, Climax!, and Schlitz Playhouse of Stars amongst others.

He also wrote articles for the journal Films in Review.


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