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Frank Wead

Highest Rated: 100% Ceiling Zero (1935)

Lowest Rated: 75% Test Pilot (1938)

Birthday: Oct 24, 1895

Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA

Frank Wead wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Wead began his entertainment career in film writing following credits on "The Flying Fleet" (1929), "Shipmates" (1931) and the action flick "Hell Divers" (1931) with Wallace Beery. He also appeared in the action picture "Air Mail" (1932) with Pat O'Brien and "The All American" (1932). Wead was nominated for a Writing (Original Story) Academy Award for "Test Pilot" in 1938 as well as for a Writing (Screenplay) Academy Award for "The Citadel" in 1938. In the latter half of his career, Wead wrote the Errol Flynn action movie "Dive Bomber" (1941), "Destroyer" (1943) and "I'll Tell the World" (1945). Wead more recently wrote "The Beginning or the End" (1947). Wead passed away in November 1947 at the age of 52.



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beginning or the End Screenwriter - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Screenwriter - 1946
91% 73% They Were Expendable Screenwriter - 1945
75% 69% Test Pilot Writer - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Devils Screenwriter - 1937
No Score Yet 17% China Clipper Screenwriter - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in the Fleet Screenwriter - 1935
100% 70% Ceiling Zero Screenwriter - 1935