Lewis Ransom Foster (August 5, 1898 – June 10, 1974) was an American screenwriter, film/television director, and film/television producer. He directed and wrote over one hundred films and television series between 1926 and 1960.

Lewis R. Foster
Foster in 1936
Lewis Ransom Foster

(1898-08-05)August 5, 1898
Brookfield, Missouri, United States
DiedJune 10, 1974(1974-06-10) (aged 75)
Tehachapi, California, United States
Other namesL R Foster
L.R. Foster
Lewis Foster
Lew Foster
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, director, producer, television composer
(m. 1936⁠–⁠1974)
AwardsBest Writing, Original Story
1940 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Year Award Result Category Film
1940 Academy Awards Won Best Writing, Original Story Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1944 Nominated Best Writing, Screenplay The More the Merrier (Shared with Richard Flournoy, Frank Ross and Robert Russell)

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