Frederick Hazlitt Brennan

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (September 23, 1901 June 30, 1962) was an American screenwriter of more than thirty films between 1929 and 1953 and the director of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-1961), starring Hugh O'Brian as deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp.

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
Born(1901-09-23)September 23, 1901
DiedJune 30, 1962(1962-06-30) (aged 60)
Years active1929-1961

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was educated at the University of Missouri in Columbia and began his career as a newspaper reporter. He wrote many short stories and was published in The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly, and other magazines. He published several novels and wrote for the theatre including the play The Wookey, which ran on Broadway.

He died in Ventura County, California, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and was survived by his three children.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. "Frederick Hazlitt Brennan Papers (Collection 951)". UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
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