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|Also Known As:||Wead (Spig),Lt Comdr Frank Wead,Commander Frank Wilber Wead Usn,Frank W. Wead,Lt. Comdr. Frank Wead||Died:|
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|Birth Place:||Profession:||Writer ... screenwriter novelist short story writer|
Frank Wead wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Wead began his entertainment career in film writing following credits on "The Flying Fleet" (1929), "Shipmates" (1931) and the action flick "Hell Divers" (1931) with Wallace Beery. He also appeared in the action picture "Air Mail" (1932) with Pat O'Brien and "The All American" (1932). Wead was nominated for a Writing (Original Story) Academy Award for "Test Pilot" in 1938 as well as for a Writing (Screenplay) Academy Award for "The Citadel" in 1938. In the latter half of his career, Wead wrote the Errol Flynn action movie "Dive Bomber" (1941), "Destroyer" (1943) and "I'll Tell the World" (1945). Wead more recently wrote "The Beginning or the End" (1947). Wead passed away in November 1947 at the age of 52.
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