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Also Known As: Died: August 25, 1991
Born: April 26, 1903 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, novelist, story editor, journalist, teacher

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Best known for his screenplays for the Oscar-nominated "In Old Chicago" (1937; based on his novel "We the O'Learys") and "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946), Busch was also successful as a writer of psychological westerns, most notably "The Westerner" (1940), "Pursued" (1947), "Distant Drums" (1951) and "The Man from the Alamo" (1953). His 1944 novel "Duel in the Sun" was made into an overwrought, lavish box-office success by King Vidor in 1947.

Best known for his screenplays for the Oscar-nominated "In Old Chicago" (1937; based on his novel "We the O'Learys") and "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1946), Busch was also successful as a writer of psychological westerns, most notably "The Westerner" (1940), "Pursued" (1947), "Distant Drums" (1951) and "The Man from the Alamo" (1953). His 1944 novel "Duel in the Sun" was made into an overwrought, lavish box-office success by King Vidor in 1947.

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1925:
Worked as associate editor of "Time" magazine
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Was associate editor and regular contributor to "The New Yorker"
1930:
First work published, "Twenty-One Americans"
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Moved to Hollywood; screenwriter for Warner Bros., 20th Century-Fox, MGM, Paramount and Universal
1932:
Wrote first screenplay "The Crowd Roars"
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Worked as story editor for Samual Goldwyn Productions
1941:
First novel published, "The Carrington Incident"
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Became independent producer
1951:
Left Hollywood for a ranch in Hollister, CA
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Moved to Pacific Heights area of San Francisco and used Bay area as setting for some of his fiction
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Education

Princeton University: Princeton , New Jersey - 1924 - 1925

Notes

Busch was a regents professor at the University of California at Irvine (1971-75) and at San Siego (1974); he lectured at Berkeley (1977) and Princeton (1985) and was a Ferris Teaching Fellow at Princeton (1986)

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wife:
Sonia Frey. Married 1926, divorced 1934.
wife:
Teresa Wright. Actor. Married May 12, 1942, divorced 1952.
wife:
Carmencita Baker. Married March 14, 1956, divorced September 1969.
wife:
Suzanne Te Roller de Sanz. Married December 1973.
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father:
Briton Niven Busch. Film executive. Was vice president of Lewis J. Selznick Enterprises.
mother:
Christine Busch.
son:
Peter Busch.
son:
Briton Busch.
son:
Terence Busch.
daughter:
Mary Kelly.
son:
Jerry Busch.
son:
Joseph Busch.
son:
Nicholas Busch. Twin of Liza.
daughter:
Liza Busch. Twin of Nicholas.
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