James Poe

Active - 1949 - 1980  |   Born - Oct 4, 1921   |   Died - Jan 1, 1980   |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Distinguished American screenwriter James Poe was among the most literate screenwriters in Hollywood. He was best known for his screen adaptations of contemporary American literature. Poe began his career as a writer for The March of Time series of documentary-style newsreels. In 1956, Poe shared an Oscar for co-writing the script of Around the World in 80 Days.

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