Sherman Lowe

Active - 1930 - 1955  |   Born - Oct 18, 1894   |   Died - Jan 23, 1968   |   Genres - Western, Action, Drama, Mystery, Crime

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

A graduate of the University of Utah, American screenwriter Sherman Lowe (né Lowenstein) did newspaper and advertising work before serving 14 months with the RAF in France. Entering the motion picture business as a reader with Universal in 1926, Lowe went on to co-write such early talkies as King of Jazz and Dames Ahoy in 1930. Briefly with Educational and Mascot, he later settled into a long stint as a staff writer with such bottom-of-the-barrel companies as Monogram and PRC, specializing in action melodramas. He was a natural for action serials and co-wrote such genre classics as Mascot's Burn 'em up Barnes (1934), Universal's The Green Hornet Strikes Again (1940), and Columbia's The Phantom (1943). Lowe remained within the realm of B-movies well into the '50s and penned such television series as The Gene Autry Show and Ramar of the Jungle. He died in 1968 at the age of 73.

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