Edward J. Montague Sr.
Date of Birth
May 18, 1882
Birth Place:
London, England

Biography

Edward J. Montagne (not to be confused with his director/producer son of the same name) was one of the pioneering professional screenwriters in American movies, with credits going back to the Edison company in 1908. Born in London in 1882, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1888 and joined the fledgling movie business in his mid-twenties, beginning with Edison. He also wrote for newspapers during the...