Douglas Z. Doty

Douglas Z. Doty (October 15, 1874 February 20, 1935) was an American screenwriter and editor.[1] Doty wrote the screenplays for 63 films between 1920 and 1938, the last one being Always Goodbye released in 1938, three years after his death. Doty also worked as an editor for The Century Company.[2]

Douglas Z. Doty
Doty in 1920
Born(1874-10-15)October 15, 1874
DiedFebruary 20, 1935(1935-02-20) (aged 60)
Years active1920–1938

Together with his co-writers Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast and Donald Ogden Stewart, he was nominated for the 1931 Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Story) for the film Laughter.[3]

He was born in New York, New York and died in Los Angeles, California.



  1. "D.Z. Doty as a Scenario Writer". New York Times. May 3, 1922. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  2. Dreiser, Theodore (2009). Letters to Women, Volume II: New Letters. University of Illinois Press. pp. 85, 92. ISBN 0252033760.
  3. "The 4th Academy Awards (1931) Nominees and Winners", Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (accessed December 3, 2012).
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