Gene Markey

Writer and Producer
Born Dec 11, 1895

Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer.

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  • Hedy Lamarr, Sultry Star Who Reigned In Hollywood Of 30's And 40's, Dies At 86
    NYTimes - Jan 20, 2000
  • Horse Racing: Calumet's Glittering Legacy Heads To Sale; Public Makes A Claim To A Stable's Trophies
    NYTimes - Aug 17, 1998
  • Myrna Loy, Model Of Urbanity In 'thin Man' Films, Is Dead At 88
    NYTimes - Dec 16, 1993
  • Myrna Loy, Model Of Urbanity In 'thin Man' Roles, Dies At 88
    NYTimes - Dec 15, 1993


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gene Markey.


1895 Birth Markey was born in Michigan in the year 1895. … Read More


1918 22 Years Old He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1918.
1919 23 Years Old He was a skilled sketch artist, which gained him entry, after World War I, into the Art Institute of Chicago starting in 1919 and finishing in 1920. … Read More


1929 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He went to Hollywood in 1929 and became a screenwriter for Twentieth Century Fox. … Read More
1932 36 Years Old His first wife was Joan Bennett, from 1932 to 1937 (which produced a daughter, Melinda).


1939 43 Years Old He was married to Hedy Lamarr from 1939 to 1940 and to Myrna Loy from 1946 to 1950. … Read More
1941 45 Years Old In August 1941, he reported to Balboa, Panama with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. … Read More


1952 56 Years Old He returned to Hollywood after the war and, on September 27, 1952, he married his fourth wife, Lucille Parker Wright, the widow of Warren Wright, owner of the Calumet Farm racing stable. … Read More


1958 62 Years Old On July 31, 1958, Admiral Markey was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel (a ceremonial rank) by Governor Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, Sr..
1965 69 Years Old He also served as the model for the character played by Burgess Meredith in the 1965 film In Harm's Way, starring his good friend John Wayne.
1980 84 Years Old Admiral and Mrs. Markey remained married until his death after which in 1980, he was buried in the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky. … Read More
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