Dan Totheroh

Webster Daniel Totheroh (July 22, 1894 – December 3, 1976) was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter.

Dan Totheroh
Webster Daniel Totheroh

(1894-07-22)22 July 1894
Oakland, California
Died3 December 1976(1976-12-03) (aged 82)
RelativesRoland Totheroh Jack Totheroh


Dan Totheroh was born in Oakland, California and raised largely in Marin County, graduating from San Rafael High School in 1914.[1] He began writing plays in high school, enjoying early success as his first play toured through surrounding towns.

He was drafted into World War I, which thwarted his dreams for an acting career. In the 1920s Totheroh began writing plays professionally, and initially struggled to make a living. He eventually found success and several of his plays were produced onstage in New York.[2]

Some of his most famous works include his collaborations on the screenplays for The Devil and Daniel Webster and The Count of Monte Cristo.[3]

His career ended in the late 1940s, and he died in 1976, at the age of 82.

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  1. ^ "High School Graduating Exercises Thirty-Six Young Men and Ladies Will Receive Diplomas". Marin Journal. June 4, 1914. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Dan Totheroh Biography".
  3. ^ "Dan Totheroh".

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