C. Graham Baker (C C. Graham Baker)

C. Graham Baker

A typical Hollywood professional, screenwriter C. Graham Baker had been a newspaper reporter prior to entering films in 1914 writing farces for Vitagraph’s rotund comedian John Bunny. Baker later supplied stories and/or scenarios for Inspirational, Fox, and Universal and, using the pseudonym of Leslie S. Barrows, penned Warner Bros.’ 1928 part-talkie The Singing Fool, a major hit for Al Jolson. Equally busy in the sound era, Baker later both produced and wrote such juvenile fare as Swiss Family Robinson (1940), Little Men (1940), and Tom Brown’s School Days (1940), and penned two above-average Westerns, Ramrod (1947) and Four Faces West (1948).

Charles Graham Baker (16 July 1883 – 15 May 1950) was an American screenwriter and director. He wrote for more than 170 films between 1915 and 1948. He and his father invented the game of Gin rummy in 1909.He was born in Evansville, Indiana. He and his father, Elwood T. Baker, invented the game of Gin rummy in 1909. By 1918 he was working as a “playwright” for the Vitagraph company in Brooklyn. Baker died in Reseda, Los Angeles, California in 1950.

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Born

  • July, 16, 1883
  • Evansville, Indiana

Died

  • May, 15, 1950
  • Reseda, California

Cause of Death

  • Following brain surgery

Cemetery

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • California

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