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Adela Rogers St. John

Highest Rated:   100% A Star Is Born (1937)
Lowest Rated:   94% Reds (1981)
Birthday:   Not Available
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Adela Rogers St. John appeared in a couple of films and wrote a few screenplays for silent movies, but she is best remembered for her groundbreaking exploits as a "girl reporter." The daughter of a prominent San Francisco criminal lawyer who was good friends with publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, she got her first job at age 19 working as a cub reporter for Hearst's San Francisco Examiner. She eventually rose to become one of the paper's ace reporters and was on hand for some of her era's biggest stories. She also worked closely with the influential Photoplay magazine and was once hailed as "Mother Confessor of Hollywood." She worked at MGM for a time as a story consultant and script doctor. Some of Rogers Saint Johns' stories served as the basis for other studios' films. In 1981, she played a small role in Reds, a film about her former compatriot reporter, John Reed.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
94% Reds
  • Witness
1981
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady
  • Screenwriter
1942
100% A Star Is Born
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House)
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood?
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet A Free Soul
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet The Single Standard
  • Screenwriter
1929
No Score Yet The Patent Leather Kid
  • Screenwriter
1927
No Score Yet The Red Kimono
  • Screenwriter
1925

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