Arthur Guy Empey (1883 - 1963)

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Birthplace: Idaho vs, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Kansas, USA
Occupation: Electrician, WW I Soldier( British and USA), Actor, Author
Managed by: Kris Stewart
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About Arthur Guy Empey

'Arthur Guy Empey father reportedly born in Arizona mother born in Utah

former marriage: Marguerite Andrus

daughter: Marguerite Diane Theresa Webber (nee Empey) (a.k.a. Diane Webber; Playboy Model and Nudist Activist)

'Military Service and his ties to Hollywood

Prior to WW I- Arthur served six years in the U.S. Calvary and performed duties as a Recruiting Sargent for the New Jersey National Guard.

1915- leaves the United States in frustration that the U.S. Government has not yet joined the 1st World War and enlists with British Forces in the 1st London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), Territorial Force. at a later date- Arthur joins the 56th London Infantry (a unit which served on the Western Front) Arthur was a bomber and machine gunner in the 56th Infantry.

During the "Battle of the Somme" , Arthur received wounds and was medically discharged.
''1917-''On his return to the United States, Arthur writes a book titled "Over the Top" which became a publishing sensation selling over a quarter million copies.

Sometime this same year, Arthur tries to re-enlist with United States Armed Forces, but is rejected due to his wounds received in Europe.

1918- This book becomes a film, with Arthur writing the screenplay

Arthur played an important historical role changing Americas neutral position about joining the first World War. He was commissioned to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Armys Adjutant General Department, but lost that commission within three days. This was blamed on his actions of praising volunteers and not including draftees during a speech in the play "Pack Up Your Troubles". In that audience was then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson

Arthur went on to write several more screenplays and was the author of several more books on the subject of World War I.

Arthur formed the "Guy Empey Pictures Corporation" Arthur wrote the lyrics to at least two popular songs during the WW I era to include: 'Your Lips are No Mans Land but Mine and Liberty Statue is Looking Right at You.

strange fact: Arthur Guy Empey born in Ogden, Utah and on his daughters wedding document, listed as being born in Idaho.

Pulp Fiction Author-Best known for the Book "Over the Top"

Arthur created Pulp Fiction hero ''Terence X O`Leary''

notable works: Books Over the Top First Call: Guideposts to Berlin Tales from a Dugout The Madonna of the Hills: the Story of a New York Cabaret Girl A Helluva War Films Over the Top The Undercurrent Millionaire for a Day Troopers Three

Film Producer, Actor.

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Arthur Guy Empey's Timeline

1883
December 11, 1883
Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
1930
March 31, 1930
Age 46
1932
July 29, 1932
Age 48
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
1938
1938
Age 54
1963
February 22, 1963
Age 79
Kansas, USA
1963
Age 79
Leavenworth, Kansas, USA