Guy Walter Trosper
March 27, 1911
|Died||December 19, 1963 (aged 52)|
|Resting place||Mount Hope Cemetery |
Lander, Wyoming, U.S.
Guy Walter Trosper (March 27, 1911 – December 19, 1963) was an American screenwriter. He was best known for his work in the films The Stratton Story (1949), Devil's Doorway (1950), The Pride of St. Louis (1952), Jailhouse Rock (1957), One-Eyed Jacks (1961), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), and The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965).
Trosper began his film career as a reader for Samuel Goldwyn and became a screenwriter in 1941. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1953 and posthumously won an Edgar Award in 1966.
Trosper was born in Lander, Wyoming on March 27, 1911, the son of Ruth Calista (née Edgcomb) and Charles Alfred Trosper. His younger sister was Kathryn Naomi Popper (née Trosper).
Trosper was married to Genevieve Dorothy "Betty" Bolster from 1940 until his death in 1963. They had two children, Julie and Jeffrey.
Trosper died in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California on December 19, 1963, at age 52. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in his home town of Lander, Wyoming.
|1951||Writers Guild of America Awards||Best Written Western||Devil's Doorway||Nominated|
|1953||Academy Awards||Best Story||The Pride of St. Louis||Nominated|
|1963||Writers Guild of America Awards||Best Written Drama||Birdman of Alcatraz||Nominated|
|1966||Edgar Allan Poe Awards||Best Motion Picture Screenplay (shared with Paul Dehn)||The Spy Who Came In from the Cold||Won|
|Writers Guild of America Awards||Best Written Drama (shared with Paul Dehn)||Nominated|