Biography

From Wikipedia

Lenore Jackson Coffee (13 July 1896, San Francisco – 2 July 1984, Woodland Hills, California) was an American screenwriter, playwright and novelist.

Coffee began her career when she answered an ad requesting a screen story for the actress Clara Kimball Young and was awarded a one-year contract at $50 a week.

She was twice nominated for an Academy Award for best Adapted Screenplay. The first time was for Street of Chance in 1929/30, adapted from the story by Oliver H. P. Garrett, in collaboration with Howard Estabrook. The second time was with Julius J. Epstein in 1938 for Four Daughters, based on Fannie Hurst's novel Sister Act.

Coffee was married to writer and director William J. Cowen. One of her ancestors was U.S. General John Coffee, Chief of Staff to Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814.

From Wikipedia

Lenore Jackson Coffee (13 July 1896, San Francisco – 2 July 1984, Woodland Hills, California) was an American screenwriter, playwright and novelist.

Coffee began her career when she answered an ad requesting a screen story for the actress Clara Kimball Young and was awarded a one-year contract at $50 a week.

She was twice nominated for an Academy Award for best Adapted Screenplay. The first time was for Street of Chance in 1929/30, adapted from the story by Oliver H. P. Garrett, in collaboration with Howard Estabrook. The second time was with Julius J. Epstein in 1938 for Four Daughters, based on Fannie Hurst's novel Sister Act.

Coffee was married to writer and director William J. Cowen. One of her ancestors was U.S. General John Coffee, Chief of Staff to Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Female

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1896-07-13

Day of Death 1984-07-02

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1960 Cash McCall Screenplay
1958 Another Time, Another Place Novel
1955 Footsteps in the Fog Screenplay
1955 The End of the Affair Screenplay
1954 Young at Heart Screenplay
1952 Sudden Fear Screenplay
1951 Lightning Strikes Twice Screenplay
1949 Beyond the Forest Writer
1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames Story
1944 Till We Meet Again Screenplay
1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair Screenplay
1943 Old Acquaintance Screenplay
1942 The Gay Sisters Screenplay
1941 The Great Lie Screenplay
1940 The Way of All Flesh Screenplay
1939 Good Girls Go to Paris Story
1938 Four Daughters Screenplay
1936 Suzy Screenplay
1935 Age of Indiscretion Story
1935 Vanessa: Her Love Story Screenplay Adaptation
1934 Evelyn Prentice Screenplay
1934 Four Frightened People Screenplay
1933 Torch Singer Screenplay
1932 Downstairs Screenplay
1932 Night Court Writer
1932 Arsene Lupin Dialogue
1931 Possessed Writer
1931 The Squaw Man Screenplay
1930 Mothers Cry Adaptation
1930 Street of Chance Writer
1930 The Bishop Murder Case Writer
1929 Desert Nights Writer
1927 Chicago Screenplay
1927 The Angel of Broadway Screenplay
1927 Lonesome Ladies Story
1927 The Night of Love Screenplay
1926 For Alimony Only Writer
1926 The Volga Boatman Adaptation
1925 The Swan Writer
1923 The Age of Desire Writer
1923 Wandering Daughters Writer
1923 Temptation Story
1923 The Dangerous Age Writer
1922 Sherlock Brown Adaptation
1922 The Face Between Writer
1922 The Right That Failed Adaptation
1921 Alias Ladyfingers Adaptation
1921 Hush Writer
1920 For the Soul of Rafael Writer
1920 The Fighting Shepherdess Writer
1920 The Forbidden Woman Story
1919 The Better Wife Screenplay Story

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1939 Stronger Than Desire Additional Writing

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