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James Poe

Born: Oct 4, 1921

Death: Jan 24, 1980

Birthplace: Dobbs Ferry

Profession: Screenwriter

Nationality: United States

James Poe

Date of Birth : Oct 4, 1921
Date of Death : Jan 24, 1980
Birth Place : Dobbs Ferry

James Poe was an American film and television screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the movies Around the World in 80 Days for which he jointly won an Academy Award in 1956, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lilies of the Field, and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. He also worked as a writer on the radio shows Escape and Suspense, writing the scripts for some of their best episodes, most notably "Three Skeleton Key" and "The Present Tense", both of which starred Vincent Price.


  • Screenwriter

Also known as

  • Jim


  • Barbara Steele


  • Jonathan Jackson Poe

Awards Won

  • Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Comedy
  • Writers Guild of America Award - Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
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