Joseph Jackson (screenwriter)

Joseph Jackson (June 8, 1894 – May 26, 1932) was an American screenwriter, who was nominated for the now dead category of Best Story at the 4th Academy Awards. He was nominated alongside Lucien Hubbard. They were nominated for Smart Money.[1]

Joseph Jackson
Born(1894-06-08)June 8, 1894
Winchester, Kentucky, US
DiedMay 26, 1932(1932-05-26) (aged 37)
Laguna Beach, California, US
Cause of deathdrowning
Other namesJoe Jackson
Joseph A. Jackson
Gregory Rogers
Years active19271932

He had over 50 screenplay credits from 1927 to 1932.


film representative and most successful writers for Hollywood talking films. entered films in 1918 as publicity representative[2]

He was elected president of the Wampas, organization of the publicity and advertising men, in 1923. He later joined the ranks of scenario writers and for the last five years had been turning out screen plays for Warner Brothers First National Pictures. He wrote the script and dialogue for :The Singing Fool", "The Terror", "My Man", "Tenderloin", "Those Who Dance", Fifty Million Frenchmen", "Smart Money" and scores of others. He also was author of many vaudeville play-lets.[3]

He was married to Ethel Shannon former actress and had a 4-year-old son.[4]

He married April 10, 1927, at the Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church, Los Angeles[5]

Selected filmography


  1. "The 4th Academy Awards (1931) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  2. The Courier-Journal Louisville, Kentucky Friday, May 27, 1932 - Page 22
  3. The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California)27 May 1932, Fri. Page 19 & 20
  4. The Akron Beacon Journal Akron, Ohio Friday, May 27, 1932 - Page 35
  5. Los Angeles Times, Apr. 11, 1927, "She Trades Fame For Home --- Ethel Shannon Quits Films to Marry," p. 2A

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