Where Was John Saunders Born and Raised?

Born in Hinckley, Minnesota. A former journalist (N.Y. Tribune, L.A. Times) and second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, he wrote many short stories and some screenplays, often on the subject of aviation. He wrote and co-directed Alexander Korda`s semi-documentary tribute to flight CONQUEST OF THE AIR (1936), which starred Laurence Olivier. Other notable screen credits (alone or in collaboration) include WINGS (1927), DAWN PATROL (1930), THE LAST FLIGHT (1931), THE EAGLE AND THE HAWK and ACE OF ACES (both 1933), DEVIL DOGS OF THE AIR and WEST POINT OF THE AIR (both 1935), and A YANK AT OXFORD (idea), THE DAWN PATROL and STAR OF THE CIRCUS (all 1938). Saunders was Fay Wray`s first husband (1928-39) and father of their daughter, Susan. He committed suicide in Ft. Myers, Florida, in 1940. bio from Katz`s Film Encyclopedia

John Saunders Birthplace

Birth Country:

John is originally from USA.


Hinckley, Minnesota.

John Saunders Education

Where did John go to university?

University of Washington in Seattle.

Where did John Saunders die?

Ft. Myers, Florida.

John Saunders died because of Suicide By Hanging on March 11, 1940 in Ft. Myers, Florida.

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