Robert Riskin

Director

1897-1955

Robert Riskin was a prominent Hollywood screenwriter who frequently collaborated with Frank Capra on his social comedies of the 1930s. Riskin began writing original scripts when he was only 17; during the 1920s, he wrote many stage plays that led to his being hired by Columbia in 1931. In 1934, Riskin won an Academy Award for It Happened One Night. He was married to Fay Wray in the early '40s.

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