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Harry J. Essex Edit Profile

novelist , screenwriter

Harry J. Essex was an American Screenwriter, novelist.

Background

Harry J. Essex was born on November 29, 1915 in New York City. He was the son of Wolfe Wilhelm and Sarah (Bratter) Essex.

Education

Essex graduated from St. Johns University in 1936.

Career

Essex started his career as a screenwriter at Columbia Studio, Hollywood, California in 1945. Since 1950, he worked at Radio-Keith-Orpheum Pictures, Hollywood. Since 1955, he went to Universal Pictures, Universal City in California and worked there for 10 years.

He also worked as a screenwriter at Warner Brothers, Burbank in California since 1955 till 1960, and as a writer at Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Culver City, California from 1960 to 1965. Since 1968, he was a screenwriter, story editor at Warner Brothers, Burbank, California.

Achievements

  • Essex wrote or co-wrote dozens of movies and numerous TV shows during his lengthy Hollywood career.

Politics

Essex was a Democrat.

Membership

Essex served as corporal Army of the United States from 1942 to 1945.

  • Member Dramatists League

  • Writers Guild American West , United States

  • Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing

Connections

Essex married Lee Berman on June 22, 1945. They have children: David and Sarah Madlene.

father:
Wolfe Wilhelm Essex

mother:
Sarah (Bratter) Essex

spouse:
Lee Berman

children:
David Essex

Sarah Madlene Essex