Jack Jevne

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Jack Jevne
Born (1892-01-25)January 25, 1892
Provo, Utah, United States
Died May 25, 1972(1972-05-25) (aged 80)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names Tuthill Otto Jevne [1]
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 1919-1956

Jack Jevne (January 25, 1892 – May 25, 1972) was an American screenwriter. He also worked as an actor, and served as sergeant first class during World War I. He wrote for 58 films between 1919 and 1956, notably working with Laurel and Hardy on several occasions. He was born in Provo, Utah, son of Lloyd Jevne, a professional billiard player, and Anna Anderberg, a Swedish immigrant.[2]

During the Hollywood blacklist era, Jean Rouverol Butler, wife of blacklisted screenwriter Hugo Butler, wrote Autumn Leaves (1956) with her husband based on her novella. Jack Jevne fronted for her, that is, feigned authorship.[3][4]

Jevne died in Los Angeles, California.[5]

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  1. ^ 1900 US Federal Census
  2. ^ 1900 US Federal Census
  3. ^ Waxman, Sharon. Blacklist: Hollywood's Raw Wound; Ruined Artists Finally Get Measure of Respect. The Washington Post [Washington, D.C] 23 Nov 1997: G, 1:1
  4. ^ Johnson, Ted. Film: Guild re-writes blacklist-era credits. Variety (Archive: 1905-2000)366.10 (Apr 7, 1997): 36.
  5. ^ Tuthill Otto Jevne on findagrave.com

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