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|Born||October 4, 1921|
Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 24, 1980 (aged 58)|
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Steele (1969 - 1978)|
James Poe (October 4, 1921 – January 24, 1980) 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, Summer and Smoke, 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", "Blood Bath" and "The Present Tense", all of which starred Vincent Price.
Poe was married to actress Barbara Steele from 1969 to 1978.
He had to sue for credit on Around the World in 80 Days.
In 1965 Poe signed a contract to direct films at Columbia but never directed.
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