Frank Butler (writer)

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Frank Butler
Born (1890-12-28)December 28, 1890
Died June 10, 1967(1967-06-10) (aged 76)
Occupation Actor and screenwriter
Years active 1920–1959

Frank Butler (December 28, 1890 — June 10, 1967) was an American, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England film and theatre actor and later an award winning screenwriter.

Career

Theatre

His theatre career included two appearances (1920s–1930s) in Broadway-theatre productions in New York City, New York.

Film work

Butler's film career started with silent films in the early 1920s. He appeared in almost fifty films and wrote more than sixty screenplays. This included the 1937 film Champagne Waltz.

Awards

He co-won, with Frank Cavett, an Academy Award for Best Writing, [Adapted] Screenplay for the film Going My Way (1944). Butler had earlier been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) twice in the same year for both Road to Morocco and Wake Island, both released in 1942.

Partial filmography

External links


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