Gene Markey

Active - 1927 - 1951  |   Born - Dec 11, 1895   |   Died - Jan 1, 1980   |   Genres - Drama, Musical, Romance

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American screenwriter and producer Gene Markey worked as a writer of novels and short stories before joining the Hollywood film industry in 1928. There he wrote and co-wrote original stories and screenplays for many light dramas and romances during the 1930s. Later he produced several films for Fox. During WW I he was an infantry lieutenant, and in WW II he served as a Naval officer; when he finally retired from the military, he was a rear admiral. In Hollywood, Markey was a popular ladies man and was married to several prominent stars including Joan Bennett, Hedy LaMarr, and Myrna Loy.

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