Despite the masculine-sounding name, prolific screenwriter Bradley King was a woman. Educated at the Academy of Sacred Heart in Albany, NY, King became a magazine writer prior to embarking on a screen career in 1920 when her short story Footlights and Shadow was filmed by Lewis J. Selznick for his star, former Ziegfeld girl Olive Thomas. For the next decade and a half, King delivered the screenplays for such disparate films as The Sunshine Trail (1923), Declassée (1925), The Return of Peter Grimm (1926), and The Squall (1929). Continuing well into the sound era, King penned the 1931 version of East Lynne, Clara Bow's final film Hoopla (1933), and Maid of Salem (1937). She was married to director John Griffith Wray.