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Laura Kerr

Laura Kerr
Laura Hornickel

October 21, 1902
Dillonvale, Ohio, USA
DiedMay 5, 1991 (aged 80)
EducationVassar College
Occupation(s)Literary agent, screenwriter
Spouse(s)Allen Rivkin
Anthony Veiller (div.)

Laura Kerr (born Laura Hornickel; October 21, 1902 – May 5, 1991) was an American literary agent and screenwriter. She and her second husband, Allen Rivkin, wrote several screenplays together in the 1940s and 1950s.


Born to George Hornickel and Cara Kerr in Dillonvale, Ohio, in 1902, Laura was an only child. She attended Vassar College and entered a career as a literary agent.[1] All the while, she wrote original plays.[2][3]

After her first marriage to writer-producer Anthony Veiller (with whom she had a daughter) came to an end, she began writing screenplays. In 1947, she won both the Photoplay Award and the Look Magazine Award for her work.[4]

She and her second husband, Allen Rivkin, wrote a number of scripts together, as well as a book about the film industry called Hello, Hollywood![1]

She died on May 1, 1991, in Woodland Hills, California, after suffering a stroke.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b "21 Mar 1962, Page 16 - The Courier-Journal at". Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  2. ^ "17 Oct 1931, 16 - The Vancouver Sun at". Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  3. ^ "28 Dec 1936, 15 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  4. ^ a b "18 May 1991, Page 194 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2019-01-24.
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