Elliott Nugent

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Dover, Ohio, USA
An American minor leading man of early Depression-era talkies who played earnest, boyish leads, Ohio-born Elliott Nugent would earn more distinction as a writer, producer and director of stage and film after all was said and done. The son of playwright/producer/actor J.C. Nugent, Elliott was born in 1896 and came from pure show business stock, joining his family's vaudeville act, which included both parents and sister Ruth, while still young.

After graduating from Ohio State University Nugent traveled to New York and made his Broadway bow in the George S. Read more...