American novelist, screenwriter and film producer who was simply also the president from the Academy of FILM Arts and Sciences within the 1940s and 50s. He went to Williams University and Harvard University or college and received the French Medal of Honor during Globe Battle I. He was a theatre critic for THE BRAND NEW Yorker through the 1920s as well as the president from the Display Writers Guild within the 1930s. He and his wife, Elizabeth Barrows Fletcher, could both track their origins to early American settlers. He published Sunset Boulevard, which starred Gloria Swanson.