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Jane Murfin
Original name: Jane Crisp
Birth: Oct. 27, 1884
Quincy
Branch County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1955
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer. Born in Quincy, Michigan, she entered films in 1913 as a scenarist for the Vitagraph studio and married director Laurence Trimble in 1915. With her good friend, actress Jane Cowl, Murfin wrote the hit Broadway plays "Lilac Time" (1917), "Daybreak" (1917), "Information Please" (1918), and "Smilin' Through" (1919). All were made into films, "Smilin' Through" twice (in 1932 and 1941). In 1920 she and her husband formed a production company to make features starring their canine discovery, Strongheart, and she tried her hand at directing with "Flapper Wives" (1924). Following her 1926 divorce from Trimble she focused on screenwriting, mainly romantic comedies and dramas for RKO and MGM. She received an Academy Award nomination for "What Price Hollywood?" (1932). Among her 60 other credits are "White Fang" (1925), "The Little Minister" (1934), "Alice Adams" (1935), "Come and Get It" (1936), "The Women" (1939), "Pride and Prejudice" (1940), and "Dragon Seed" (1944). Murfin was married to actor Donald Crisp from 1932 to 1944. She is buried near actress Jane Cowl at Valhalla Memorial Park. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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  James Orin Murfin (1875 - 1940)*
  Donald Crisp (1882 - 1974)*
 
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Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Block E, Section 4348, Lot 5
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 1999
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