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Jerome Cady (August 15th, 1903 – November 7th, 1948) was a Hollywood screenwriter.

What promised to be a lucrative and successful career as a film writer - graduating up from Charlie Chan movies in the late 1930s to such well respected war films as Guadalcanal Diary (1943), a successful adaptation of Forever Amber (1947) and the police procedural Call Northside 777 (1948) - came to an abrupt end when he died of a sleeping pill overdose onboard his yacht off Catalina Island in 1948. At the time of his death he was doing a treatment for a documentary on the Northwest Mounted Police. There was a Masonic funeral service for him.

He received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Wing and a Prayer in 1944.

A native of West Virginia, Cady started as a newspaper copy boy. He was later a reporter with the Los Angeles Record, before joining the continuity staff of KECA-KFI, Los Angeles in June 1932. He spent time in New York in the 1930s with Fletcher & Ellis Inc., as its director of radio, returning to Los Angeles in 1936. He joined 20th Century Fox in 1940, having previously been employed at RKO between radio jobs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jerome Cady (August 15th, 1903 – November 7th, 1948) was a Hollywood screenwriter.

What promised to be a lucrative and successful career as a film writer - graduating up from Charlie Chan movies in the late 1930s to such well respected war films as Guadalcanal Diary (1943), a successful adaptation of Forever Amber (1947) and the police procedural Call Northside 777 (1948) - came to an abrupt end when he died of a sleeping pill overdose onboard his yacht off Catalina Island in 1948. At the time of his death he was doing a treatment for a documentary on the Northwest Mounted Police. There was a Masonic funeral service for him.

He received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Wing and a Prayer in 1944.

A native of West Virginia, Cady started as a newspaper copy boy. He was later a reporter with the Los Angeles Record, before joining the continuity staff of KECA-KFI, Los Angeles in June 1932. He spent time in New York in the 1930s with Fletcher & Ellis Inc., as its director of radio, returning to Los Angeles in 1936. He joined 20th Century Fox in 1940, having previously been employed at RKO between radio jobs.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1903-08-15

Day of Death 1948-11-07

Place of Birth Cabell County, West Virginia, USA

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Also Known As

  • Jerry Cady

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1951 Cry Danger Story
1949 Sand Writer
1948 Call Northside 777 Screenplay
1947 Thunder in the Valley Writer
1947 Forever Amber Writer
1945 Man Alive Story
1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster Screenplay
1944 The Purple Heart Writer
1944 Wing and a Prayer Screenplay Story
1943 Silver Skates Writer
1943 Guadalcanal Diary Adaptation
1942 Mexican Spitfire At Sea Writer
1942 What's Cookin'? Screenplay
1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby Writer
1941 They Met In Argentina Screenplay
1941 Repent at Leisure Writer
1941 Play Girl Screenplay
1941 The Saint In Palm Springs Writer
1940 Cross-Country Romance Screenplay
1940 Anne of Windy Poplars Screenplay
1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife Screenplay
1940 The Marines Fly High Writer
1940 Laddie Writer
1939 Two Thoroughbreds Screenplay
1939 Sued For Libel Screenplay
1939 Full Confession Screenplay
1939 Five Came Back Screenplay
1939 Winner Take All Story
1939 Inside Story Writer
1939 The Arizona Wildcat Screenplay
1938 Time Out for Murder Screenplay
1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble Writer
1937 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo Screenplay
1937 The Great Hospital Mystery Screenplay

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