Gertrude Orr

Gertrude Orr (1891–1971) was an American screenwriter who worked primarily at Fox in the 1920s and 1930s.[1] Her best-known films include Call of the Yukon and The Blind Goddess.

Gertrude Orr
Born
January 17, 1891

Covington, Kentucky, USA
DiedAugust 1971 (aged 80)
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
OccupationScreenwriter, author
Spouse(s)Harold Martin (divorced)

Biography

Orr was born in Covington, Kentucky, the youngest of four children born to John Orr and Luella Roberts. The family relocated to Denver, Colorado, when she was young.

Orr began her career writing for The Denver Post in Denver, Colorado; her first assignment was writing obituaries.[2][3] After moving to Hollywood and starting at Fox in the publicity department, she soon worked her way into the writing department; in 1925, she was the only woman on that team.[4][5]

Orr also wrote a biography of famed circus tiger trainer Mabel Stark called Hold That Tiger in 1938.[6]

Her marriage to Harold Martin ended in divorce.

Partial filmography

References

  1. "13 Feb 1927, 74 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  2. "6 Feb 1927, 67 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  3. "4 May 1926, 27 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  4. "19 Dec 1926, 120 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  5. "6 Feb 1927, 67 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  6. "15 Jun 1938, 24 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
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