J. Walter Ruben

Jacob Walter Ruben[1] (August 14, 1899 September 4, 1942)[2] was an American screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote for 35 films between 1926 and 1942. He also directed 19 films between 1931 and 1940. His great-grandson is actor Hutch Dano.

J. Walter Ruben
Jacob Walter Ruben

(1899-08-14)August 14, 1899
DiedSeptember 4, 1942(1942-09-04) (aged 43)
Other namesWalter Ruben
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Producer
Years active1926–1942
Spouse(s)Virginia Bruce (1937–1942)

He was born in New York City and died in Hollywood. He is interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Selected filmography


  1. "Virginia Bruce Home, but No Suitors at Depot". LA Times. March 24, 1946.
  2. "NY Times: J. Walter Ruben". NY Times. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
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