November 30, 1907
|Died||November 30, 1969 (aged 62)|
|Other names||Brooks Nevins|
Luci was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, the daughter of Edgar Ward and Lucille Pipes. She had a brother, Royce, and two step-siblings from her father's second marriage (her mother died when she was young).
Ward began her career as a secretary to First National executives and screenwriters (including Ben Markson) before becoming a script girl. Later, she got a chance to pen her own scripts. She also wrote articles for publications like Cosmopolitan, sometimes using the pen name Brooks Nevins.
She testified at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that she was hired as a stenographer at Warner Brothers for $25 a week and wasn't given a raise when she was promoted to screenwriter. Warner Brothers then hired her a personal secretary at $32.50 a week.
- Murder by an Aristocrat (1936)
- Mountain Justice (1937)
- Melody for Two (1937)
- Call the Mesquiteers (1938)
- Red River Range (1938)
- The Kansas Terrors (1939)
- The Arizona Kid (1939)
- Beyond the Sacramento (1940)
- Bad Men of the Hills (1942)
- The Fighting Buckaroo (1943)
- Law of the Northwest (1943)
- Riding West (1944)
- Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
- Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
- Return of the Bad Men (1948)
- Rustlers (1949)
- Pitts p.105
- "16 May 1937, 25 - The Missoulian at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
- "24 Oct 1935, Page 18 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
- "11 May 1937, Page 12 - The Evening News at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
- "25 Jun 1934, 11 - The San Francisco Examiner at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
- "24 Aug 1939, Page 15 - The Amarillo Globe-Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
- "24 Feb 1957, Page 2 - Valley News at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
- Jill Nelmes & Jule Selbo. Women Screenwriters: An International Guide. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- Pitts, Michael R. Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. McFarland, 2012.