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During his Hollywood career, Gene Towne wrote a variety of screenplays. Towne's film career started with such writing credits as "Loose Ankles" (1930), "Strictly Modern" (1930) and "Goldie" (1931). He also appeared in "Business and Pleasure" (1932) with Will Rogers, "I Love That Man" (1933) and "Song of the Eagle" (1933). In the latter half of his career, Towne wrote the comedy "Stand-In" (1937) with Leslie Howard, the Henry Fonda crime flick "You Only Live Once" (1937) and the Irene Dunne musical comedy "Joy of Living" (1938). He also appeared in the romance "Eternally Yours" (1939) with Loretta Young. Towne last wrote the Phil Silvers comedy adaptation "Top Banana" (1954). Towne passed away in March 1979 at the age of 75.

During his Hollywood career, Gene Towne wrote a variety of screenplays. Towne's film career started with such writing credits as "Loose Ankles" (1930), "Strictly Modern" (1930) and "Goldie" (1931). He also appeared in "Business and Pleasure" (1932) with Will Rogers, "I Love That Man" (1933) and "Song of the Eagle" (1933). In the latter half of his career, Towne wrote the comedy "Stand-In" (1937) with Leslie Howard, the Henry Fonda crime flick "You Only Live Once" (1937) and the Irene Dunne musical comedy "Joy of Living" (1938). He also appeared in the romance "Eternally Yours" (1939) with Loretta Young. Towne last wrote the Phil Silvers comedy adaptation "Top Banana" (1954). Towne passed away in March 1979 at the age of 75.

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