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Gene Markey (1895–1980)

Gene Markey was born on December 11, 1895 in Jackson, Michigan, USA as Eugene Willford Markey. He was a writer and producer, known for On the Avenue (1937), You're the One (1941) and White Hunter (1936). He was married to Lucille Parker Wright, Myrna Loy, Hedy Lamarr and Joan Bennett. He died on May 1, 1980 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. See full bio »


(age 84) in Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Known For

On the Avenue Writer
White Hunter Writer
Mother's Boy Writer


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 1956 Glory (story)
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair (novel "The Great Companions")
 1951 Wonder Boy (screenplay)
 1949 If This Be Sin (screen play)
 1947 Moss Rose (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 You're the One (original story) / (screenplay)
 1938 Submarine Patrol (contributor - uncredited)
 1937 On the Avenue (screen play)
 1936/II The Big Noise (story)
 1936 White Hunter (story)
 1936 Girls' Dormitory (screenplay)
 1936 Private Number (screen play)
 1936 Love in Exile (novel "His Majesty's Pajamas")
 1936 Champagne Charlie (story - uncredited)
 1936 King of Burlesque (screen play)
 1935 Let's Live Tonight (screenplay)
 1934 A Lost Lady (screenplay)
 1934 The Merry Frinks (screenplay) / (story)
 1934 A Modern Hero (screenplay)
 1934 Fashions of 1934 (adaptation - uncredited)
 1933 Female (screen play)
 1933 Baby Face (screen play)
 1933 Midnight Mary (screen play)
 1933 Lilly Turner (screenplay)
 1933 Luxury Liner (screenplay)
 1932 As You Desire Me (adaptation and dialogue)
 1931 West of Broadway (adaptation)
 1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (uncredited)
 1931 Inspiration (dialogue)
 1930 The Florodora Girl (dialogue) / (story)
 1930 Prince of Diamonds (story)
 1929 Battle of Paris (story & dialogue)
 1929 Lucky in Love (dialogue) / (story)
 1929 Mother's Boy (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 Close Harmony (story)
 1929 Syncopation (novel "Stepping High") / (scenario)
 1927 Range Courage (story "Blinky")
 1923 Blinky (story "Blinkey")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Great Companions" (filmed as Meet Me at the Fair (1953)) See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On his time at the Art Institute of Chicago: "I studied painting and learned nothing." See more »


His pet name for his fourth wife, Lucille was "Zookie". In fact, he named one of Calumet Farms' horses "Zookielu". See more »

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