J. Walter Ruben

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J. Walter Ruben
Born Jacob Walter Ruben
(1899-08-14)August 14, 1899
New York City
Died September 4, 1942(1942-09-04) (aged 43)
Hollywood, California
Other names Walter Ruben
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Producer
Years active 1926–1942
Spouse(s) Virginia Bruce (1937–1942)

Jacob Walter Ruben[1] (August 14, 1899 – September 4, 1942)[2] was an American screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote for 35 films between 1926 and 1942. He also directed 19 films between 1931 and 1940. His great-grandson is actor Hutch Dano.

He was born in New York City and died in Hollywood. He is interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

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  1. ^ "Virginia Bruce Home, but No Suitors at Depot". LA Times. March 24, 1946. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: J. Walter Ruben". NY Times. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 

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