Fred Niblo Jr.


Fred Niblo Jr.

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 18 Feb 1973 (aged 70)
Encino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section D, Lot 73, Grave 11
Memorial ID 6217 View Source
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Screenwriter. He was born in New York City, the son of Hollywood director Fred Niblo and vaudeville entertainer Josephine Cohan. Stage legend George M. Cohan was his uncle. He entered films in 1930 and received an Oscar nomination for one of his first scripts, "The Criminal Code" (1931), directed by Howard Hawks. The rest of his career was spent writing action flicks for Columbia, Warner Bros., RKO, and Fox. His 50 credits include "Escape from Devil's Island" (1935), "Penitentiary" (1938), "No Place to Go" (1939), "The Fighting 69th" (1940), "Strange Alibi" (1941), and "Incident" (1949). Niblo co-wrote the screenplay for "Four Jills in a Jeep" (1944) with his father, their sole collaboration. He retired from the movies in 1950 to become a businessman.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Niblo Jr. (23 Jan 1903–18 Feb 1973), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6217, citing San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .