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Stuart N. Lake Net Worth

Stuart N. Lake Net Worth is
$17 Million

Stuart N. Lake Biography

Stuart Nathaniel Lake (September 23, 1889, Rome, New York – January 27, 1964, San Diego, California) was a writer whose material dealt largely with the American Old West.His 1931 biography of Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal, was a bestseller and was adapted for several films, including Frontier Marshal, a 1939 production starring Randolph Scott, and John Ford's My Darling Clementine. His work also inspired the 1955-1961 ABC television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian in the title role. The biography was later found to be highly fictional. Lake was the first writer to describe Earp's use of the Colt Buntline. Later researchers have been unable to establish that Earp ever owned such a weapon.Lake also wrote for other motion pictures, including The Westerner, starring Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan; Powder River with Rory Calhoun; and Winchester '73 starring James Stewart.Before becoming a writer, Lake had been a professional wrestling promoter and a press aide to Theodore Roosevelt during the Bull Moose presidential campaign in 1912. During World War I, he was run over by a truck.In 1951, Lake made allegations against Robert M. Wright, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1875 to 1883, and a founder and later mayor of Dodge City, Kansas. In a letter to the author and historian Stanley Vestal of the University of Oklahoma, Lake said that in 1878, Wright had pocketed $25,000 as a "fee" from the South Texas cattleman Mifflin Kenedy, for whom Kenedy County, Texas, is named. Lake claimed that Kenedy had paid the money to gain acquittal of his son, James "Spike" Kenedy (1855-1884), in the inadvertent shooting death of the popular dance hall singer, Dora Hand. Young Kenedy and James H. "Dog" Kelley, another early Dodge City mayor, were both suitors of Dora. Kenedy thought that he was shooting Kelley, rather than Dora.

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthSeptember 23, 1889
Died1964-01-27
Place Of BirthRome, New York, USA
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew, Writer
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=8957782


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1941OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original StoryThe Westerner (1940)


Filmography

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955-1959TV Series consultant - 114 episodes

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Winchester 731967TV Movie story - uncredited
Powder River1953based on a book by
Winchester '731950story
My Darling Clementine1946based on a book by
Wells Fargo Days1944Short dialogue / story
The Westerner1940from the story by
Frontier Marshal1939based on a book by
Wells Fargo1937based on a story by
Frontier Marshal1934novel "Wyatt Earp Frontier Marshal"
Buck Privates1928story

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