Kay Van Riper (Catherine Van Riper)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Kay Van Riper was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1908. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in education. She relocated to Los Angeles in 1929 and began writing for and acting in local radio programs. After recuperating from a car accident, she went to work for MGM in the late 1930s as a scriptwriter, with her first film being one of Mickey Rooney's "Andy Hardy" series, A Family Affair (1937). She also wrote the scripts for several of MGM's most well-known musicals, such as Babes in Arms (1939) and Strike Up the Band (1940). She died in 1948. Read more...