Ruth Brooks Flippen

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Ruth Brooks Flippen (1921-1981) was an American screenwriter and television writer.

Life and career[edit]

Born Ruth Albertina Brooks on September 14, 1921, in Brooklyn,[1] Flippen was married to character actor Jay C. Flippen on January 4, 1947. The marriage lasted until Jay Flippen's death on February 3, 1971. Ruth Brooks Flippen died on July 9, 1981 in Marina del Rey, California.[1]

Flippen wrote a number of films in the 1950s and early 1960s, including some of the Gidget films, then moved to television where she wrote extensively for the series That Girl and other productions. She was nominated for an 1968 Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy" for the That Girl episode "The Mailman Cometh"[2] and a 1975 Daytime Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Special Program" for Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby..., a 90-minute drama aired under the aegis of The ABC Afternoon Playbreak.[3][4]

Flippen was briefly head writer (in 1980) of the soap opera Days of Our Lives[5]

Writing, editing, and consulting credits[edit]

Motion pictures[edit]

Television[edit]

Preceded by
Elizabeth Harrower
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
1980
Succeeded by
Nina Laemmle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ruth Brooks Flippen Papers" (PDF). University of California. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Awards for Ruth Brooks Flippen". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The ABC Afternoon Playbreak". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards - Awards for 1975". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Russell, Maureen (2010). Days of Our Lives: A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera. McFarland. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-7864-5983-4. 
  6. ^ "Three Guys Named Mike". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Love Is Better Than Ever". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Because You're Mine". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Everything I Have is Yours". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "I Love Melvin". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Ruth Brooks Flippen". New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sail a Crooked Ship". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ "A Ticklish Affair". Rovi. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ "A Ticklish Affair". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Looking for Love". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Gidget". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Bewitched". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  18. ^ "That Girl". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Ruth Brooks Flippen". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  20. ^ "My World and Welcome to It". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "Ruth Brooks Flippen: Credits". Movieweb. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  22. ^ "The New Scooby-Doo Movies". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  23. ^ "The ABC Afternoon Playbreak: Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby...". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Let's Switch". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  25. ^ "The Love Boat". IMDB. Retrieved February 9, 2012.