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  • BIRTH 18/10/1900
  • DEATH 28/08/1952
  • Country United States
  • SCRIPT 17
  • PRODUCTION 5

Lamar Trotti

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Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive.

In the silent film era, he was a reporter for the daily Atlanta Georgian, where he interviewed many show business people, such as Viola Dana. Later, Trotti became an executive at Fox Film Corporation in 1933 and after its 1935 merger with Twentieth Century Pictures to become 20th Century Fox, he remained with the company until his death. He wrote about fifty films for the studio, producing many of them. He only wrote one screenplay for another studio, You Can't Buy Everything (1934) for MGM.

He won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay in 1944 for Wilson and was nominated for Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1952). He received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, the lifetime achievement award of the WGA, in 1983.

Trotti was in ill heath towards the end of his life and had taken six months leave from Fox when he died of a heart attack at hospital near his summer home in St Malo. He was survived by a widow, a son and a daughter. His eldest son had died in a car crash in 1950. Henry Koster later wrote that he thought Trotti died of "a broken heart" because of his son's death.

He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Lamar Trotti

Script (17)

Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen
O. Henry's Full House
O. Henry's Full House
The Razor's Edge
The Razor's Edge
In Old Chicago
In Old Chicago
Thunder Birds
Thunder Birds
Tales of Manhattan
Tales of Manhattan
Drums Along the Mohawk
Drums Along the Mohawk
Pepper
Pepper
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Yellow Sky
Yellow Sky
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Ox-Bow Incident
As Young as You Feel
As Young as You Feel
Wilson
Wilson
Kentucky
Kentucky
Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln
There's No Business Like Show Business
There's No Business Like Show Business
Belle Starr
Belle Starr

Production (5)

Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen
Yellow Sky
Yellow Sky
As Young as You Feel
As Young as You Feel
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Ox-Bow Incident
Thunder Birds
Thunder Birds