Arthur Wimperis

Biography of Arthur Wimperis

Arthur Harold Wimperis (3 December 1874 – 14 October 1953) was an English illustrator, playwright, lyricist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter.

Early in his career, Wimperis was an illustrator. For 25 years beginning in 1906, he became a librettist and lyricist for musical comedies, including the hit The Arcadians in 1909 and many other musicals. Beginning in 1930, he moved into writing screenplays for British films, and later Hollywood films, contributing to dozens of screenplays.

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