Jimmy Starr

Jimmy Starr (3 February 1904 – August 13, 1990) was an American screenwriter and columnist.

Starr worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood during the 1930s. From the 1940s he worked as a film writer and columnist, providing reviews and insights into the film world, and made occasional appearances in cameo roles in film. His novel The Corpse Came C.O.D. was made into a 1947 film.

After retirement from the Hollywood scene, Starr moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked for many years as Director of Advertising and Public Relations for Ramada Inn, which was then headquartered in Phoenix.[1]

He gave many of his personal papers and photographs to Arizona State University in the 1970s.[2]


  1. ^ Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. 1975 edition. Volume 2: Directors and Executives. Standard & Poor's Corp., 1975.
  2. ^ Arizona State University Library Archived 2016-05-30 at the Wayback Machine.

Further readingEdit

  • "Jimmy Starr", Contemporary Authors, Volume 132. Gale Research, 1991.
  • "Jimmy Starr", Biography Index, Volume 27. H. W. Wilson Co., 2002.
  • A Jimmy Starr Omnibus (Ramble House, 2011).

External linksEdit

Jimmy Starr at IMDb