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Born in Phelps, New York, USA
Died in Easton, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameEdward Bellamy Partridge

Mini Bio (1)

A 1900 graduate of Hobart College, Bellamy Partridge went on to study law, and for about a decade practiced law with his father, Civil War veteran and country lawyer Samuel Selden Partridge, in the little town of Phelps, New York--near Rochester--before striking out as a freelance writer, novelist and popular historian. He was the author of many works, including the national best-seller "Country Lawyer" (1939), a memoir of his father, and its sequel, "The Big Family" (1941). Partridge and his family moved out to California when "Country Lawyer" was picked up by one of the studios and he was given a six-month contract to adapt it for the screen. They lived at the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and while her husband labored on the screenplay, his wife, a short story and article writer herself, composed letters back to her family in Connecticut that would later become the basis of her 1941 book "A Lady Goes to Hollywood: Being The Casual Adventures of an Author's Wife in the Much Misunderstood Capital of Filmland". By the time the screenplay was finished, Pearl Harbor was attacked and America entered World War II; the project was permanently shelved and the film was never made.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jane Margaret Laight

Spouse (2)

Helen Lawrence Davis (1927 - 3 July 1960) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Pauline Dunwell (? - 1926) ( divorced)

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