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Hettie Gray Baker

Born: Jul 12, 1880

Death: Nov 14, 1957

Nationality: United States

Hettie Gray Baker

Date of Birth : Jul 12, 1880
Date of Death : Nov 14, 1957

Hettie Gray Baker was an American film editor. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Josiah Q. Baker and his wife Lizzie A. Chipman, Hettie attended public high school in Hartford before undertaking a special course of study at Simmons College in Boston. She was employed at the Hartford Public Library during 1900–03, where she began writing movie scenarios during her spare moments. She sold her first story, titled, Treasure Trove, to Vitagraph Co. for $20, and continued to write and sell freelance works for the next six years. In 1903, she became a private secretary for the School for Social Workers in Boston, where she worked until 1907 when she was hired as a librarian for the Hartford Bar Library, a small law library. In 1913, she was employed by Hobart Bosworth's film company as a story editor. Her work included scenario writing and scripting stories for a series of silent films based upon the work of Jack London. These included Burning Daylight, The Valley of the Moon, and The Chechako.


  • Josiah Q. Baker
  • Lizzie A. Chipman
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