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Jean Rouverol

American actress and screenwriter

Jean Rouverol (July 8, 1916 – March 24, 2017) was an American author, actress and screenwriter. She was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s. In 1943, Rouverol and her husband had joined the American Communist Party.

Jean Rouverol
Born(1916-07-08)July 8, 1916
DiedMarch 24, 2017(2017-03-24) (aged 100)
Other namesJean Rouveral
OccupationAuthor, actress and screenwriter
Years active1934–2009
Spouse(s)
Hugo Butler
(m. 1940; his death 1968)
ChildrenSix

In the 1970s, Rouverol returned to writing. She scripted an episode of Little House on the Prairie, and after publishing three books in three years, she was hired as co-head writer for the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. Rouverol wrote scripts for Search for Tomorrow and As the World Turns.

For many years Rouverol lived with actor Cliff Carpenter, who was another former blacklisted performer for many years. Rouverol died on March 24, 2017 at her home in Wingdale, New York at the age of 100.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. In Memory Of Jean Rouverol Butler, legacy.com; accessed March 26, 2017.