Jean Rouverol was born on July 8, 1916, and died on March 24, 2017.
She was an American author, actress and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950.
She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of playwright Aurania Rouverol (1886–1955), who created Andy Hardy and wrote many of the films in the MGM series.
After being scouted in a high school production, Rouverol first acted in a Hollywood motion picture at the age of seventeen, appearing as W. C. Fields’ daughter in the comedy It’s a Gift (1934).
Rouverol continued to perform mainly in supporting roles, making another eleven films until 1940 when she married screenwriter Hugo Butler.
She had four children coming in quick order, Rouverol did not return to film acting but throughout the 1940s performed on radio, including playing Betty Carter on One Man’s Family.
When her husband was away serving in the U.S. military during World War II, she wrote her first novella, which she sold to McCall’s magazine in 1945.
As of 1950, she had her first screenplay made into a film, but her career was interrupted as a result of the investigations by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) into Communist influence in Hollywood.
Jean Rouverol passed away at 100 years old.