Screenwriter and manufacturer, most remembered for movies want Rebecca of Sunnybrook Plantation and the tiny Princess, that was arguably his biggest strike. He was also honored with the life span Member Award in the Director’s Guild in 1940. He started his career performing before writing, showing up in small theatre jobs during his youth. The Directors Guild of America honored him an Honorary Lifestyle Member Award in 1940. Wedded initial wife Gertrude in 1913; divorced her and wedded second wife, Blanche Special, in 1922. Professional Randolph Scott made an appearance in his film, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Plantation.