L. Case Russell

Active - 1919 - 1919  |   Born - Apr 3, 1876   |   Died - Jun 2, 1946   |   Genres - Western

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Specializing in outdoor melodramas, scenario writer L. Case Russell claimed to have written "more than 200 produced photoplays," and that prior to 1921. By 1919, she was penning Northwest Mounted stories for her husband, John Lowell (aka John Lowell Russell), a William S. Hart type who filmed his Big Dan melodramas near Gloversville in upstate New York. Russell continued to be her husband's favorite writer through the 1920s, contributing several scenarios centered around Native Americans and filmed to cash in on the popularity of the Richard Dix film The Vanishing American (1925). The couple's daughter, actress Evangeline Russell, became the second wife of screen pioneer J. Stuart Blackton.