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Allen Rivkin

Allen Rivkin Hollywood screenwriter. 1903 - 1990. Taken from the book flap of Hello Hollywood! published by Doubleday in 1962.


"Mr. Rivkin and his wife, Laura Kerr, collaborated on the screenplay for ''The Farmer's Daughter,'' the 1947 film for which Loretta Young won her Academy Award as best actress.


Other Rivkin films included ''Dancing Lady,'' which starred Joan Crawford; ''This Is My Affair,'' with Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck; ''Let Us Live,'' with Maureen O'Sullivan and Henry Fonda; ''Till the End of Time,'' with Dorothy McGuire, and ''Prisoner of War,'' with Ronald Reagan.


Mr. Rivkin was one of the first board members of the Screenwriters Guild, later the Writers Guild of America. In 1963 he left screenwriting and became director of publicity for the Writers Guild, and he founded and edited its newsletter."

NY Times - Published: February 20, 1990

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