Jane Murfin (Macklem) (1884 - 1955)

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About Jane Murfin (Macklem)



Jane Murfin (October 27, 1884 – August 10, 1955) was an American playwright and screenwriter.

Born in Quincy, Michigan, Murfin began her career with the play Lilac Time, which she co-wrote with Jane Cowl. The Broadway production opened on February 6, 1917 and ran for 176 performances. Later that year the two women collaborated on Daybreak, followed by Information Please (1918) and Smilin' Through (1919), for which they used the pseudonym Allan Langdon Martin.

Murfin's screen credits include Way Back Home (1931), Our Betters (1933), The Little Minister (1934), Spitfire (1934), Roberta (1935), Alice Adams (1935), The Women (1939), Pride and Prejudice (1940) and Dragon Seed (1944).

Murfin and Adela Rogers St. Johns were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Story for What Price Hollywood? (1932), but lost to Frances Marion for The Champ.

Murfin was married to film director Laurence Trimble from 1915 until 1926 and actor Donald Crisp from 1932 until 1944. She is buried near Jane Cowl at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.