|Intro||American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor|
|A.K.A.||Clarence Oliver Drake|
|Was||Film director Actor Screenwriter Film producer Filmmaker|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||28 May 1903, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, U.S.A.|
|Death||19 August 1991, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, U.S.A. (aged 88 years)|
Clarence Oliver Drake (May 28, 1903 – August 19, 1991) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor who was most active in the Western genre. Though Drake began his career as an actor, he is best known as a prolific screenwriter and director of low-budget Western films (sometimes referred to as B-Westerns). Drake was most active in the 1930s and 1940s, although he continued writing and directing films until 1974.
His films include Today I Hang (1942).
- The Lone Star Trail (1943)
- Trail of the Yukon (1949)
- Outlaw Treasure (1955)