|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1895|
|Death: ||May 1, 1980|
Gene Markey was the son of Eugene L. and Alice (White) Markey. He was a graduate of Dartmouth and was a writer for newspapers and magazines like Photoplay before he became a screenwriter for Twentieth Century-Fox in 1929.
Mr. Markey produced "Wee Willie Winkie", starring Shirley Temple in 1937 and he also wrote or produced "As You Desire Me", "The Great Lover" and "Lucky in Love". Between 1929 and 1941 he produced or wrote 24 motion pictures.
He served in the US Navy during WWII and earned the rank of Rear Admiral by the time he officially retired in 1955. He was married to actress Joan Bennett from 1932-1937. His daughter, Melinda, was from his marriage to Joan. He was also married to actesses Hedy Lamarr (1939-1940) and Myrna Loy (1946-1950).
In 1952, he married Lucille Parker Wright, the heiress to Calumet Farm, the giant of the Throroughbred race horse industry. Admiral and Mrs. Markey enjoyed the farm's continued success and adapted to the Kentucky gentry lifestyle so well he had a genuine log cabin moved from Western Kentucky to the estate at Calumet. It was at his beloved log cabin he continued to write and entertain the Markey's many guests that visted Kentucky.
Admiral Markey died of cancer in Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 84.
Myrna Loy (1905 - 1993)
Joan Geraldine Bennett (1910 - 1990)
Hedy Lamarr (1914 - 2000)
Lucille Voorheis Parker Markey (1896 - 1982)*
Plot: Section 45, Lot 754
Created by: The Galway Tribe
Record added: Aug 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11486250