Oscar-nominated screenwriter who received 4 nominations in the same category — Greatest Writing (Adapted Screenplay) — through the 2nd Academy Awards in 1930. He was raised in Sodium Lake Town, the mormon capital of the country. He had written over 80 movies between 1913 and 1929. He under no circumstances married. Like article writer Larry McMurty, he was nominated for an Academy Award in the very best Modified screenplay category.