Jane Murfin

Jane Murfin

Original Name Jane Macklem
Quincy, Branch County, Michigan, USA
Death 10 Aug 1955 (aged 70)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Block E, Section 4348, Lot 5
Memorial ID 5292 · View Source
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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.

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