C. Graham Baker

Charles Graham Baker (July 16, 1883 May 15, 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.[1]

Charles Graham Baker
Born(1883-07-16)July 16, 1883
DiedMay 15, 1950(1950-05-15) (aged 66)
Years active1915–1948


He was born in Evansville, Indiana on July 16, 1883 to Elwood T. Baker and Leslie S. Barrows. He and his father invented the game of Gin rummy in 1909. By 1918 he was working as a "playwright" for the Vitagraph company in Brooklyn, New York City.[2]

Baker died in Reseda, Los Angeles, California on May 15, 1950.[1]

Partial filmography


  1. "C.G. Baker, Helped Devise Gin Rummy". New York Times. May 17, 1950. Retrieved May 22, 2008. C. Graham Baker, writer and producer of motion pictures and co-creator of the card game gin rummy, died today at his home in Reseda in the San Fernando Valley. ...
  2. World War I draft registration
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