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Robert Riskin

Born Mar 30, 1897

Robert Riskin was an American screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra.

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1897 Birth Born on March 30, 1897.


1931 34 Years Old 1 More Event
He moved to Hollywood in 1931 after Columbia Pictures bought the screen rights to several of his plays.
1934 37 Years Old He was awarded the Oscar for his much-lauded screenplay for 1934's It Happened One Night.


1941 44 Years Old By 1941, when Capra directed Riskin's Meet John Doe, the screenwriter had tired of Capra's knack for taking credit for Riskin's work. … Read More
1942 45 Years Old Just prior to World War II, Riskin became an associate producer for Samuel Goldwyn, and in 1942 joined the Office of War Information (where he organized the OWI's overseas division). … Read More


1950 53 Years Old His last screenplays, still in the pipeline, were produced between 1950 and 1951.
1951 54 Years Old Ironically, Frank Capra was assigned to Riskin's last original story, Here Comes the Groom, which he directed in 1951.
1955 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Upon his death on September 20, 1955, Riskin was in the 13th year of marriage to actress Fay Wray. … Read More
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