Brysis Coleman

Brysis Coleman — born Grace Brysis Noah — was an American screenwriter active during the late 1920s in Hollywood. She wrote a string of Westerns for director J.P. McGowan.[1][2]

Grace Brysis Coleman
Brysis Noah

August 20, 1902
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
DiedFebruary 7, 1969 (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, USA
EducationLincoln High School (1920)
Years active1928


Brysis was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to Logan Noah and Grace Mulligan.[3] She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1920, and soon after moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in the fledgling film industry. She began working as a secretary for J. Charles Davis, president of El Dorado Productions, and from there was given a chance to write screenplays. She was married several times: first to Earl Brubaker,[4] next to Gene Coleman, then to Raymond Hodges, and then Gordon Whitnall.

Selected filmography


  1. "Former Lincoln Girl Is Movie Scenario Writer". The Nebraska State Journal. 24 Jun 1928. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  2. McGowan, John J. (2005-01-01). J.P. McGowan: Biography of a Hollywood Pioneer. McFarland. ISBN 9780786419944.
  3. "Mrs. Noah Victim of Hit-Run Driver". The Lincoln Star. 29 Mar 1932. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  4. "The Week's Festivities". The Lincoln Star. 20 Nov 1921. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
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