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Talbot Jennings, 90; Ex-Screenwriter

June 09, 1985

Talbot Jennings, a screenwriter who wrote or collaborated on such films as the 1935 "Mutiny on the Bounty," "The Good Earth," Northwest Passage" and "The Sons of Katie Elder," has died of cancer.

Daily Variety, the entertainment trade paper, reported this week that he died May 30 of cancer in East Glacier Park, Mont. where he had retired 20 years ago.

Jennings, 90, was nominated for two Academy Awards--for "Anna and the King of Siam" in 1946 and "Bounty." Jennings was a graduate of the Yale Drama School and had written a play, "This Side of Idolatry" which Leslie Howard produced and starred in in London in 1933. That success brought an offer from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer where his other credits included "Marie Antoinette," "Edison the Man" and "Frenchman's Creek."

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