Born Nunnally Hunter Johnson.
Date of birth : December 5, 1897, Columbus, Georgia.
Date of death : March 25, 1977, Hollywood, California. Burried at the Westwood Memorial Park
Profession screenwriter, producer.
* 1930 : 5 Rose avenue, New York
* 1940 : 1626 first avenue, New York
* 625 Mountain Drive, Beverly Hills
On September 23, 1919, he married in Brooklyn Heights Alice Love Mason (born in 1898).
They divorced in 1925.
On March 25, 1927 in New York, he married Daisy Marion Byrnes (December 7, 1900-July 1981)
They had a daughter Nora Johnson (January 31, 1933, California-October 5, 2017, Texas)
Together they had 3 children : Christie (born February 26, 1942), Roxanna (born October 12, 1945) and Scott (August 23, 1948).
He was credited in many films including "Jesse James" (1939) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940).
Link with Marilyn
From 2 plays, he wrote a screenplay for "How to Marry a Millionaire?" (1953)
Premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire?", on November 10, 1953
Then he wrote 2 projects for the Fox, especially for Marilyn. But she was fed up of playing a sex bomb and was preparing to found the Marilyn Monroe Productions.
"Pink Tights" didn't see the light of day, and "How to Be Very, Very Popular" (1955) was filmed with Sheree North.
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Despite their mutual antipathy, Johnson and Marilyn were brought together on the set of "Something's Got to Give", where he replaced the former screenwriter. After having refused the daily changes of the script, and after having been himself replaced, he supported Marilyn's cause facing up George Cukor, but Marilyn was nevertheless dismissed.