Robert Riskin


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Birth Name: Robert Riskin
Born: 03/30/1897
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 09/20/1955

Born on March 30, 1897 in New York City, Riskin first entered show business as a teenager by writing scenarios in a number of silent films before attending Columbia University. After graduating, he branched out to Broadway in the 1920s as the playwright of such successes as "Illicit," "Bless Your Sister" and "Many a Slip." In 1931, Riskin moved to Hollywood when Columbia Pictures bought the rights to a number of his plays. It was also the year of his first collaboration with Frank Capra on the film "The Miracle Woman" (1931), a religious themed drama inspired by the true story of media darling Aimee Semple McPherson. It starred Barbara Stanwyck as a minister's daughter who becomes a famous e... Continue Bio >>


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