Robert Riskin

Robert Riskin, who arrived in Hollywood in 1930, was one of the industry's greatest screenwriters. He won an Academy Award for the screenplay of "It Happened One Night" and Oscar nominations for "Lady for a Day, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You", and "Here Comes the Groom" (story only). The Writers Guild honored him with its Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement. Pat McGilligan, a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has written acclaimed biographies of James Cagney, Robert...See more