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Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Professional career 3 Personal Life 4 Partial filmography 5 References 6 Other Reading 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Trotti was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US.[1] He became the first graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia
University of Georgia
(UGA) in Athens, Georgia, when he received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (ABJ) in 1921.[2] While at UGA, he was the editor of the independent student newspaper The Red and Black.[1] Professional career[edit] In the silent film era, he was a reporter for the daily Atlanta Georgian, where he interviewed many show business people, such as Viola Dana. Later, Trotti became an executive at Fox Film Corporation in 1933 and after its 1935 merger with Twentieth Century Pictures to become 20th Century Fox, he remained with the company until his death. He wrote about fifty films for the studio, producing many of them. He only wrote one screenplay for another studio, You Can't Buy Everything (1934) for MGM. He won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay
Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay
in 1944 for Wilson and was nominated for Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
(1939) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1952). He received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, the lifetime achievement award of the WGA, in 1983. Personal Life[edit] Trotti was in ill heath towards the end of his life and had taken six months leave from Fox when he died of a heart attack at hospital near his summer home in St Malo. He was survived by a widow, a son and a daughter.[3][4] His eldest son had died in a car crash in 1950.[5] Henry Koster
Henry Koster
later wrote that he thought Trotti died of "a broken heart" because of his son's death.[6] He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[7] Partial filmography[edit]

The Man Who Dared (1933) - writer (with Dudley Nichols) Hold That Girl
Hold That Girl
(1934) - writer (with Dudley Nichols) Wild Gold (1934) - writer Call It Luck (1934) - writer (with Dudley Nichols) Judge Priest
Judge Priest
(1934) - writer (with Dudley Nichols) - directed by John Ford, with Will Rogers Bachelor of Arts (1934) - writer Life Begins at 40 (1934) - writer - with Will Rogers Mr. Faintheart (1935) - writer Steamboat Round the Bend
Steamboat Round the Bend
(1935) - writer (with Dudley Nichols) - directed by John Ford, with Will Rogers This Is the Life (1935) - writer - with Jane Withers The First Baby (1936) - writer Gentle Julia (1936) - writer - with Jane Withers The Country Beyond
The Country Beyond
(1936) - writer Pepper (1936) - writer - with Jane Withers Ramona (1936) - writer - directed by Henry King Can This Be Dixie? (1936) - writer - with Jane Withers Career Woman (1936) - writer Time Out for Romance
Time Out for Romance
(1936) - writer This Is My Affair
This Is My Affair
(1937) - writer Slave Ship (1937) - writer Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) - writer - directed by Walter Lang Second Honeymoon (1937) - writer - directed by Walter Lang In Old Chicago
In Old Chicago
(1937) - writer - directed by Henry King The Baroness and the Butler (1938) - writer - directed by Walter Lang Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) - writer - directed by Henry King Gateway (1938) - writer Kentucky (1938) - writer The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
(1939) - writer Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
(1939) - writer - directed by John Ford Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) - writer - directed by John Ford Brigham Young: Frontiersman (1940) - writer - directed by Henry Hathaway Hudson's Bay (1941) - writer Man Hunt (1941) - writer (with Dudley Nichols) - directed by Fritz Lang Belle Starr (1941) - writer To the Shores of Tripoli
To the Shores of Tripoli
(1942) - writer Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
(1942) - writer Thunder Birds (1942) - writer, producer - directed by William Wellman Immortal Sergeant (1942) - writer, producer The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) - writer, producer - directed by William Wellman Guadalcanal Diary (1943) - writer Wilson (1944) - writer - directed by Henry King A Bell for Adano
A Bell for Adano
(1945) - writer, producer - directed by Henry King The Razor's Edge (1946) - writer Colonel Effingham's Raid
Colonel Effingham's Raid
(1946) - producer Mother Wore Tights
Mother Wore Tights
(1947) - writer, producer - directed by Walter Lang Captain from Castile
Captain from Castile
(1947) - writer, producer - directed by Henry King The Walls of Jericho (1948) - writer, producer When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) - writer Yellow Sky
Yellow Sky
(1948) - writer, producer - directed by William Wellmam You're My Everything (1949) - writer, producer - directed by Walter Lang Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) - writer, producer - directed by Walter Lang My Blue Heaven (1950) - writer - directed by Henry Koster American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) - writer, producer - directed by Fritz Lang I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
(1951) - writer, producer - directed by Walter Lang As Young as You Feel
As Young as You Feel
(1951) - writer, producer With a Song in My Heart (1952) - writer, producer - directed by WalterLang O. Henry's Full House
O. Henry's Full House
(1952) - writer Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) - writer, producer - directed by Henry Koster There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) - writer - directed by Walter Lang

References[edit]

^ a b Beck, Kay. " Lamar Trotti (1900–1952)". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council. Retrieved January 19, 2008.  ^ "Grady College History". Athens, Georgia: Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia. Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Retrieved January 19, 2008.  ^ LAMAR TROTTI DIES; WON ACADEMY AWARD FOR SCREEN PLAYS. (1952, Aug 29). Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/178329154?accountid=13902 ^ LAMAR TROTTI, FILM PRODUCER, 53, DIES. (1952, Aug 29). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/166372350?accountid=13902 ^ Film producer's son and maid killed in crash. (1950, Aug 11). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/166148151?accountid=13902 ^ Koster, Henry; Atkins, Irene Kahn (1987). Henry Koster. Scarecrow Press. p. 105.  ^ " Lamar Trotti (1900-1952) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 

Other Reading[edit]

Smith, Maybard (1953). A survey of the screenplays written by Lamar Trotti with emphasis on their acceptance by professional and non-professional groups (Thesis). University of Southern California. Retrieved 10 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

Lamar Trotti on IMDb Lamar Trotti at TCMDB Lamar Trotti at BFI

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Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1960

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960)

1961–1980

William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980)

1981–2000

Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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