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Luci Ward
American screenwriter

Luci Ward

Luci Ward
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Intro American screenwriter
Was Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 30 November 1907, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 30 November 1969, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (aged 62 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
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Luci Ward (1907–1969) was an American screenwriter. She mostly worked on B crime and Western films.


Luci was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, the daughter of Edgar Ward and Lucille Pipes. She had a brother, Royce, and two step-siblings from her father's second marriage (her mother died when she was young).

Ward began her career as a secretary to First National executives and screenwriters (including Ben Markson) before becoming a script girl. Later, she got a chance to pen her own scripts. She also wrote articles for publications like Cosmopolitan, sometimes using the pen name Brooks Nevins.

She testified at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that she was hired as a stenographer at Warner Brothers for $25 a week and wasn't given a raise when she was promoted to screenwriter. Warner Brothers then hired her a personal secretary at $32.50 a week.

She was married to fellow screenwriter Jack Natteford and co-wrote several films with him.

Selected filmography

  • Murder by an Aristocrat (1936)
  • Mountain Justice (1937)
  • Melody for Two (1937)
  • Call the Mesquiteers (1938)
  • Red River Range (1938)
  • The Kansas Terrors (1939)
  • The Arizona Kid (1939)
  • Beyond the Sacramento (1940)
  • Bad Men of the Hills (1942)
  • The Fighting Buckaroo (1943)
  • Law of the Northwest (1943)
  • Riding West (1944)
  • Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
  • Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
  • Return of the Bad Men (1948)
  • Rustlers (1949)
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