James Agee
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James Rufus Agee (1909 - 1955)

James Rufus Agee
Born in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 28 Jan 1933 (to 1938) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1938 (to 1941) [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1946 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Biography

Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Hugh James Agee (1878-1916) and Laura Whitman Tyler (b. 1881).

Author, Motion Picture Screenwriter. He wrote the books, "A Death In The Family" (1957), which was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 and adapted for the stage as "All The Way Home" (1960), and "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men." He wrote the film scripts for the motion pictures "Face To Face" (1952), "The African Queen" (1951), "Night Of The Hunter" (1955), and "The Quiet One" (1949). James Agee was also one of the world's first film reviewers. He wrote book reviews for Time with Whittaker Chambers.

He married Olivia Saunders on 28 Jan 1933.

He and CIA whistleblower Philip Agee were 6th cousins once removed.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGXG-3CX : accessed 21 April 2020), Jame R Agee in household of Henry C Agee, Civil District 3, Campbell, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 41, sheet 4A, family 385, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1492; FHL microfilm 1,375,505.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNGN-TVK : accessed 29 December 2018), James R Agee in household of Laura T Agee, Civil District 18, Franklin, Tennessee, United States; citing ED 34, sheet 4A, line 1, family 60, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1739; FHL microfilm 1,821,739.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMD9-7JJ : accessed 29 December 2018), Rufus J Agee in household of Erskine Wright, Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 6A, line 6, family 139, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 835; FHL microfilm 2,340,570.
  • Burial: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVW-W5YV : 13 December 2015), James Agee, 1955; Burial, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States of America, Agee Family Farm; citing record ID 7066390, Find A Grave: Memorial #7066390.
  • Fact: Burial (1955) Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States of America
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKK1-93L : 20 May 2014), James Agee, May 1955; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).


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