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James Ashmore Creelman

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Nationality  American
Role  Film writer
Name  James Creelman

Employer  RKO
Occupation  Screenwriter
Education  Yale University
James Ashmore Creelman
Full Name  James Ashmore Creelman
Born  September 21, 1894 (1894-09-21) Marietta, Ohio, U.S.A.
Known for  The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) King Kong (1933) The Most Dangerous Game (1932) Dancers in the Dark (1932) The Untamed Lady (1926)
Died  September 18, 1941, New York City, New York, United States
Parents  Alice Leffingwell Buell, James Creelman
Siblings  Edward Dunwoodie Creelman, Eileen Creelman, Constance Alice Creelman
Movies  King Kong, The Most Dangerous Game, Danger Lights, The Last Days of Pompeii, The Mighty Kong
Similar People  Ernest B Schoedsack, Merian C Cooper, Sam Hardy, Fay Wray, Edgar Wallace

James Ashmore Creelman

James Ashmore Creelman (September 21, 1894 – September 18, 1941) was a film writer in Hollywood.



He was born on September 21, 1894 in Marietta, Ohio. He was the second son of James Creelman, the yellow journalist and Alice Leffingwell Buell. He had a sister, Eileen Creelman, who married Frederick Morgan Davenport Jr., son of New York congressman Frederick Morgan Davenport.

Creelman moved to New York City and then Washington, D.C. where his father worked as a journalist.

He was a graduate of Yale University, where he edited campus humor magazine The Yale Record with Clements Ripley, writer of Jezebel.

Creelman worked for RKO studios from 1929 and contributed to the storyline of many of the studios' early adventure and thriller films including The Untamed Lady, The Most Dangerous Game, King Kong, Dancers in the Dark and The Last Days of Pompeii.

Creelman began working in Hollywood in 1924 and wrote for 30 films before stopping in 1935. He also directed the 1927 film High Hat.

Creelman committed suicide in 1941 by jumping off the roof garden at the top of a building on September 18, 1941 on 325 E. 72nd Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was pronounced dead at Metropolitan Hospital.


Creelman . His father's father was born to Scots-Irish migrants to Montreal while his father's mother was of Scottish descent. His mother was Marietta native .


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