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.
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