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Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
American screenwriter

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
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Intro American screenwriter
Was Screenwriter Journalist
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism
Gender male
Birth 23 September 1901, St. Louis
Death 30 June 1962, Ventura County (aged 60 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (September 23, 1901 – June 30, 1962) was an American screenwriter of more than thirty films between 1929 and 1953 and the director of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-1961), starring Hugh O'Brian as deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was educated at the University of Missouri in Columbia and began his career as a newspaper reporter. He wrote many short stories and was published in The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly, and other magazines. He published several novels and wrote for the theatre including the play The Wookey, which ran on Broadway.
He died in Ventura County, California, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and was survived by his three children.

Selected filmography

  • Strong Boy (1929)
  • Speakeasy (1929)
  • Words and Music (1929)
  • God's Gift to Women (1931)
  • Sporting Blood (1931)
  • Play-Girl (1932)
  • The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
  • A Guy Named Joe (1943)
  • Follow the Sun (1951)

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