Edwin J. Burke

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Edwin J. Burke
Born(1889-08-30)August 30, 1889
Albany, New York, USA
DiedSeptember 26, 1944(1944-09-26) (aged 55)
New York City, New York, USA
Other namesEdwin Burke
Occupationscreenwriter and playwright
Years active1928-1936

Edwin J. Burke (August 30, 1889 – September 26, 1944) was an American screenwriter who was most known for writing some of Shirley Temple's earlier films.

He won an Academy Award at the 5th Academy Awards in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay for the film Bad Girl.[1]

He was also a successful playwright.[2] He wrote the play that inspired the film This Thing Called Love.


Only films that he wrote the screenplay for, not ones that were adapted from his plays-unless if he helped write the screenplay to it.


  1. ^ "The 5th Academy Awards (1932) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Edwin J. Burke The Oscars at the Lambs". the-lambs.org. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.

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