Niven Busch

Screenwriter, Novelist, Story editor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/26/1903 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (21)

The Treasure of Pancho Villa 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Duel in the Sun 1947 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Pursued 1947 (Movie)

(From Story)

Pursued 1947 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Angels Wash Their Faces 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Old Chicago 1937 (Movie)

("We the O'Learys") (Source Material (from novel))

Babbitt (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Belle Starr (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

College Coach (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Distant Drums (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

He Was Her Man (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Moss Rose (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Off the Record (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Big Shakedown (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Capture (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Crowd Roars (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Furies (Movie)

(Book Author)

The Man with Two Faces (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Moonlighter (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Westerner (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Actor (2)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

The Capture (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Christine Busch

Mother

Mary Kelly

Daughter

Briton Busch

Son

Jerry Busch

Son

Joseph Busch

Son

Peter Busch

Son

Terence Busch

Son

Carmencita Baker

Wife
married March 14, 1956

Briton Busch

Father
was vice president of Lewis J. Selznick Enterprises

Liza Busch

Daughter
twin of Nicholas

Nicholas Busch

Son
twin of Liza

Suzanne Te Roller De Sanz

Wife
Married December 1973 until his death 1991

Sonia Frey

Wife

Teresa Wright

Wife

EDUCATION

Princeton University

Princeton , New Jersey 1924 - 1925

Milestones

1951

Left Hollywood for a ranch in Hollister, CA

1940

First novel published, "The Carrington Incident"

1932

Wrote first screenplay "The Crowd Roars"

1930

First work published, "Twenty-One Americans"

1925

Worked as associate editor of "Time" magazine

Moved to Hollywood; screenwriter for Warner Bros., 20th Century-Fox, MGM, Paramount and Universal

Was associate editor and regular contributor to "The New Yorker"

Became independent producer

Worked as story editor for Samual Goldwyn Productions

Moved to Pacific Heights area of San Francisco and used Bay area as setting for some of his fiction

Bonus Trivia

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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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