Gerald Geraghty
Born(1906-08-10)August 10, 1906
DiedJuly 8, 1954(1954-07-08) (aged 47)[1]
Years active1930–1954[1]
Parent(s)Thomas J. Geraghty
RelativesMaurice Geraghty (brother)
Carmelita Geraghty (sister)

Gerald Geraghty (August 10, 1906 – July 8, 1954) was an American screenwriter, mostly of Westerns.[1]

Early life and family

Geraghty was born in Rushville, Indiana.[2] His father was screenwriter Tom Geraghty. His brother Maurice was also a screenwriter;[1] and his sister was silent film actress and painter Carmelita Geraghty.[3] Geraghty and his family moved to Hollywood when he was young. He was a graduate of Hollywood High School and Princeton University.


Before he wrote for films, Geraghty wrote stories for magazines.[2] Geraghty first worked with films as a writer of subtitles for the silent version of Street of Chance (1930).[3]

Geraghty also wrote Gene Autry Rides, a Sunday newspaper comic strip that began in 1940 and ended in 1942.[4]

Personal life

Geraghty was married to the former Gretchen Darling, and they had a daughter, Erin. They were divorced on December 1, 1949.[5] When he died, his wife was named Marcia, and he also had a son,[2]

He died from a cerebral haemorrhage.[1]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b c d e "Obituaries". Variety. July 14, 1954. p. 71. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Gerald Geraghty, 48, Local Native, Dies". Rushville Republican. July 10, 1954. p. 1. Retrieved March 23, 2022 – via
  3. ^ a b Erickson, Hal. "Gerald Geraghty". AllMovie. Archived from the original on September 3, 2021. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  4. ^ Magers, Boyd. "Gene Autry". Comic Book Cowboys. Archived from the original on December 5, 2021. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
  5. ^ "Gerald Geraghty, Wife Divorced". Los Angeles Evening Citizen News. December 2, 1949. p. 15. Retrieved March 23, 2022 – via