Dale Van Every

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Dale Byron Van Every (born July 23, 1896 in Egleston, Michigan , † May 28, 1976 in Santa Barbara , California ) was an American writer and screenwriter.


Dale Van Every dealt with historical events as a writer. He wrote the novel A Company of Heroes against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War . His other works include the novel The Captive Witch and the biography Charles Lindbergh - His Life .

In the 1920s, Van Every began to write scripts and script templates for the new medium of film . He also tried his hand at producing. As a more successful screenwriter (nominated for Manuel in 1938 together with John Lee Mahin and Marc Connelly for an Oscar for best adapted screenplay ) he was responsible for the scripts of over 30 films. He worked six times as a producer.

In 1951, Dale Van Every retired from the film business. He died on May 28, 1976 in Santa Barbara.

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  1. Book review in Time Magazine (English)