Laura Kerr (Laura Hornickel)

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Ohio, USA
American screenwriter of the mid-twentieth century. A native of Ohio, she attended Vassar College before embarking on a career as a literary agent. She spent a decade with the Brandt & Brandt agency. In 1934, she accompanied her first husband, writer Anthony Veiller, to California. Remarried to scenarist Allen Rivkin, Kerr began to write film scripts. She and Rivkin wrote a number of films together, most notably The Farmer's Daughter (1947). Widowed by Rivkin, she was survived by a daughter when she died in 1991, at the age of 88. Read more...