Robert Buckner

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Robert Buckner
Born (1906-05-28)May 28, 1906
Crewe, Virginia, United States
Died 1989 (aged 82–83)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Occupation Writer

Robert Buckner (May 28, 1906 – August, 1989) was a film screenwriter, producer and short story writer.

He wrote the screenplays for films including Knute Rockne All American (1940). As a producer, the Crewe, Virginia-born Buckner worked on the 1946 John Garfield film Nobody Lives Forever, Confidential Agent (1945) with Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall, and Mission to Moscow (1943).

Buckner studied at the University of Virginia and the University of Edinburgh. He began his professional writing career at age 20, as London correspondent for the New York World.

He specialized in Westerns at the end of his career.

In his later life, Buckner lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was a fine artist and recognized leader in the art community there. He died and was buried in San Miguel in 1989.

He is survived by his son Robert Buckner Jr., last known to be living in the Portland, Oregon area.


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