Frank Butler (writer)

Frank Butler (December 28, 1890 — June 10, 1967) was an American film and theatre actor and later an award-winning screenwriter, born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

Frank Butler
Born(1890-12-28)December 28, 1890
DiedJune 10, 1967(1967-06-10) (aged 76)
Oceanside, California, USA.
OccupationActor and screenwriter
Years active19201959



His theatre career included two appearances (1920s1930s) in Broadway-theatre productions in New York City, New York.

Film work

Butler's film career started with silent films in the early 1920s. He appeared in almost fifty films and wrote more than sixty screenplays. This included the 1937 film Champagne Waltz.


He co-won, with Frank Cavett, an Academy Award for Best Writing, [Adapted] Screenplay for the film Going My Way (1944). Butler had earlier been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) twice in the same year, for both Road to Morocco and Wake Island, both released in 1942.

Partial filmography

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