Harry Ruskin

Harry Ruskin (1894–1969) was an American screenwriter and lyricist.[1] He worked for a variety of Hollywood studios over the course of several decades. For MGM he co-wrote several entries in the Andy Hardy and Dr. Kildare series. He wrote the lyrics for the 1929 hit song "I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)".[2] In a 2020 interview, former Golden-Age-of-Hollywood child actress Cora Sue Collins alleged, when she was 16 years-old, Ruskin, 33 years her senior, tried to force her to have sex with him in exchange for a good movie role. She refused and told Louis B. Mayer about what had happened, who was nonchalant and dismissive about it.[3]

Harry Ruskin
BornNovember 30, 1894
DiedNovember 16, 1969 (aged 74)
Years active1930–1958 (film)

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  1. ^ Scott p.112
  2. ^ Dietz p.537
  3. ^ "Cora Sue Collins". Image. September 19, 2020. Retrieved October 2, 2021.


  • Dietz, Dan. The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.
  • Scott, Ian. In Capra's Shadow: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin. University Press of Kentucky, 2014.

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