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.


1929 32 Years Old Riskin continued his Broadway career until the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression caused many theatres to close. … Read More
1931 34 Years Old He moved to Hollywood in 1931 after Columbia Pictures bought the screen rights to several of his plays. … Read More


1939 42 Years Old Riskin joined Capra in an independent production company in 1939, but they fell out in 1941.
1942 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Riskin then became an associate producer for Samuel Goldwyn. When the U.S. entered World War II, he joined the Office of War Information in 1942, where he organized the OWI's overseas division.
1945 48 Years Old Riskin returned to Hollywood in 1945, with the screenplay for The Thin Man Goes Home He had an uncredited collaboration on the 1946 film noir classic The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. … Read More


1955 58 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The Los Angeles Examiner covered Riskin’s funeral in September 1955, describing the “notables” in attendance. … Read More
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