James Ashmore Creelman biography

James Ashmore Creelman

Screenwriter, Film writer

1894 – 1941

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Who was James Ashmore Creelman?

James Ashmore Creelman was an early Hollywood film writer. Born in the hometown of his mother, Creelman lived in New York City and Washington, D.C. where his father worked as a journalist. He was a graduate of Yale University, where he edited campus humor magazine The Yale Record, the oldest humor magazine in the world.

Creelman worked for RKO studios from 1929 and contributed to the storyline of many of the studios's early adventure / thriller films including The Untamed Lady, The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong, Dancers in the Dark and The Last Days of Pompeii. He began working in Hollywood in 1924 and wrote for 30 films before stopping in 1935. He also directed the 1927 film High Hat.

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Born
Sep 21, 1894
Marietta
Also known as
  • James Creelman
  • Ashmore Creelman
  • Creelman
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Sep 18, 1941
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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