University of Georgia
Louise Kennedy Hall
Lamar Jefferson Trotti
October 18, 1900 (
Atlanta, Georgia, US
August 28, 1952, Oceanside, California, United States
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
The Ox‑Bow Incident, Young Mr Lincoln, Yellow Sky, Drums Along the Mohawk, There's No Business Like Sho
Sonya Levien, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Walter Lang, Arthur Charles Miller, Darryl F Zanuck
The Razor's Edge (1946) (mountain epiphany fragment)
Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive.
- The Razors Edge 1946 mountain epiphany fragment
- Early life and education
- Professional career
- Partial filmography
Early life and education
Trotti was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US. He became the first graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, when he received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (ABJ) in 1921. While at UGA, he was the editor of the independent student newspaper The Red and Black.
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.