Fred Niblo Jr.
|Fred Niblo Jr.|
January 23, 1903|
New York City, New York, U.S.
February 18, 1973 (aged 70)|
Encino, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Education||United States Military Academy|
|Spouse(s)||Patricia Henry (19??–1973; his death)|
|Children||1 son and 2 daughters|
Fred Niblo |
Fred Niblo Jr. (January 23, 1903 – February 18, 1973) was a successful American screenwriter. He received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for the film The Criminal Code (1931) along with Seton I. Miller. Niblo retired from films in 1950 to become a businessman.
Life and career
Fred Niblo Jr. was born in New York City on January 23, 1903. He was a son of Hollywood director Fred Niblo and vaudeville entertainer Josephine Cohan, who was an older sister of Broadway legend George M. Cohan. He had studied at the United States Military Academy in West Point, before going to Hollywood in 1928.
In a career spanning 20 years, Niblo had about 57 credits including Penitentiary (1938), No Place to Go (1939), The Fighting 69th (1940), Strange Alibi (1941), Four Jills in a Jeep (1944), and Incident (1949). After several years on the Columbia Pictures writing staff, he moved to Warner Bros. and spent the last decade of his career at RKO Pictures and 20th Century Fox. In 1950, he retired from films to work as a businessman.
Niblo was married to Patricia Henry (1910–1998) until his death in 1973. They had two daughters, Moira and Ann, and a son, Dennis.
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