Doris Schroeder

Doris Schroeder (February 7, 1893 January 4, 1981) was an American screenwriter and publicity woman.[1]

Doris Schroeder
Born
Doris Mae Schroeder

(1893-02-07)February 7, 1893
DiedJanuary 4, 1981(1981-01-04) (aged 87)
Other namesDoris S. Green
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active19131952
Spouse(s)George Green (div.)
RelativesEdward Schroeder (brother)

Biography

Born in New York, Doris was the daughter of Edward Schroeder and Phoebe Kent. She attended Brooklyn Girls High School before becoming a stenographer for Rollin S. Sturgeon and then a scenario writer for Vitagraph and Universal.[2]

Her first screenplay was the now-lost Heart of a Jewess. During the 1920s, Schroeder specialized in "women's pictures" for directors like Lois Weber. Schroeder concentrated on Westerns, together with Harrison Jacobs she wrote several entries in the Hopalong Cassidy series.[3] During the 1950s and 1960s, wrote many television and film tie-in young adult novels for Western Publishing.

Her brother, Edward Schroeder, eventually moved to Hollywood and became a prolific film editor; he, too, worked on Westerns.[4] Her husband, George Green, was a screenwriter and producer who also worked in the Western genre. The pair divorced in 1944.

Film credits

Published works

  • Annie Oakley in Danger at Diablo (1955)
  • Rin Tin Tin and Call to Danger (1957)
  • Annie Oakley in the Ghost Town Secret (1957)
  • Annie Oakley in Double Trouble (1958)
  • Walt Disney's Spin and Marty Trouble at Triple-R (1958)
  • Gunsmoke (1958)
  • Lassie: Forbidden Valley (1959)
  • The Lennon Sisters the Secret of Holiday Island: The Secret of Holiday Island (1960)
  • Walt Disney's Annette: Sierra Summer (1960)
  • Walt Disney's Annette, the Desert Inn Mystery (1961)
  • Walt Disney's Annette and the Mystery at Moonstone Bay (1962)
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: The Saga of Wildcat Creek (1962)
  • Walt Disney's Annette and the Mystery at Smugglers' Cove (1963)
  • Patty Duke and Mystery Mansion (1964)
  • Walt Disney's Annette and the Mystery of Medicine Wheel (1964)
  • Patty Duke and the Adventure of the Chinese Junk (1966)
  • Lassie Forbidden Valley (1969)

Notes

  1. Scream Club; Scream Club (1916). Screamer (1916-1917). Media History Digital Library.
  2. "Scenario Writers and Editors". Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual: 294. 1921 via Ancestry.com.
  3. Hal Erickson, Allmovie
  4. "17 Dec 1924, 58 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
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