Doris Anderson (screenwriter)

Doris Anderson (November 14, 1897 – June 1971) was a prolific American screenwriter active during 1920s through the 1950s.

Doris Anderson
Doris Smith

November 14, 1897
Chico, California, USA
DiedJune 1971 (aged 73)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
EducationUniversity of Southern California
OccupationScreenwriter, journalist
Spouse(s)Anthony Jowitt


Doris was born in Chico, California, to William Smith and Mabel Dorn; she was an only child. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother.

Anderson graduated from the University of Southern California, and she worked as a journalist and a publicity agent before joining Paramount as a scenarist.[1] She wrote silent films before moving into talkies.[2]

In 1930, she married British screenwriter Anthony Jowitt, who worked at MGM; they had a daughter, author and dance critic Deborah Jowitt.[3]

Anderson died in June 1971 in Washington, D.C.

Selected filmography


  1. "20 Sep 1928, 25 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. "30 Mar 1930, 37 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  3. "5 Jan 1930, 21 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
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