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novelist , screenwriter

Niven Busch, American novelist, screenwriter. Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Authors Guild, Writers Guild American West.

Background

Busch, Niven was born on April 26, 1903 in New York City. Son of Briton Niven and Christine (Fairchild) Busch.

Education

Student, Princeton University, 1924-1925.

Career

Associate editor, Time magazine, New York City, 1925-1931;associate editor, contributor, New Yorker magazine, New York City, 1924-1931;screenwriter, Warner Brothers, 20th Century-Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, Universal studios, Radio-Keith-Orpheum, Hollywood, California, 1931-1952;story editor, Sam Goldwyn Prodns., Hollywood, 1940-1942;independent film producer, Hollywood, 1946-1952;independent screenwriter, novelist, San Francisco, from 1952;regents' Professor of English and fine arts, University of California, Irvine, 1970, 71, 75;regents' Professor of English and fine arts, University of California, San Diego, 1972;regents' Professor of English and fine arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1977;lecturer department humanities, Princeton University, 1985, 86.

Works

Membership

Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Authors Guild, Writers Guild American West. Clubs: Presidio Army Golf (San Francisco). Princeton (New York City).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, fishing.

Connections

Married Sonia Frey, 1926 (divorced 1934). Married Teresa Wright, May 12, 1942 (divorced 1952). Married Carmencita Baker, March 14, 1956 (divorced September 1969).

Married Suzanne Te Roller de Sanz, December 8, 1973. Children: Peter, Briton, Terence, Mary, Jerry, Joseph, Nicholas and Liza (twins).

father:
Briton Niven Busch

mother:
Christine (Fairchild) Busch

spouse:
Sonia Frey

spouse:
Teresa Wright

spouse:
Carmencita Baker

spouse:
Suzanne Te Roller de Sanz

child:
Peter Busch

child:
Briton Busch

child:
Terence Busch

child:
Mary Busch

child:
Jerry Busch

child:
Joseph Busch

child:
Nicholas and Liza Busch (twins)