Individual Record 231

Name}   Baldwin, Earl W. Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 11 Jan 1901 Place} Newark, Essex, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Bef 1934 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 9 Oct 1970 Place}   , Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Aft 9 Oct 1970 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   12 = Family notes
Source 2} 229 = 1910 USA cen
Source 3} 498 = Newspaper
Source 4} 536 = Death record
Source 5} 542 = S.S. record
Source 6} 548 = Birth record
Source 7} 557 = Newspaper
Source 8} 898 = 1920 USA cen
Source 9} 1275=Newspaper
Source 10}1341=Passenger ls
Source 11}1271=City directy
Source 12}1342=1940 USA cen
Parents: } Edward James Baldwin & Ella M. Young
   Relationship No.} 64
1st Household No.} 76 = Newark, Essex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Bank clerk
       Occupation 2} Script writer
Spouses:   Prime} Lamb, Mildred Estella
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Earl W. Baldwin was born 19 Feb 1901 in Newark, Essex, New Jersey.  He was the first son of James Edward Baldwin and Ella M. Young.  In 1910, he was living with his parents and younger brother, Herold, at 27 Vanderpool Street in Newark.  By 1920, the family had moved to the suburbs of West Orange in Essex County.  Earl had graduated from the American Institute of Banking in New York City, and was now a bank clerk.  Earl was described as being 5'11" tall.

Earl was offered a job as a chorus boy by Ned Wayburn, the famous director and choreographer.  His parents objected, so he went on to hold 33 jobs, ranging from soda jerk to office boy for Thomas A. Edison.  However, the stage intrigued him, and he produced an amateur collegiate musical comedy.  This led to a job as play reviewer and reader for MGM.  He went on to produce over 36 burlesque productions in Los Angeles, and wrote many screen plays for the MGM and Warner Brothers studios.  In a 1969 newspaper article, he is credited with 84 feature screen credits, and 26 television shows.

In 1935, Earl was working as a screen writer, and lived at 4039 Cromwell Ave., Los Angeles.  On 11 Nov 1935, following a trip, he returned from Cristobal to San Pedro, [Wilmington, Los Angeles] aboard the S.S. Santa Elena, traveling First Class.

Earl married Mildred Estella Lamb in the early 1930's. For a while they lived east of Los Angeles, in the Covina area, then moved to the San Fernando Valley area where they lived for over thirty years.  In 1939, they were living at 4246 Clybourn Ave., Van Nuys, which was near the studio of Warner Brothers.  In 1940, they were living at 5251 Woodman, Los Angeles.  Their oldest daughter was 5 years old, and they had a servant and a child's nurse.  Their second daughter was born after 1940.

About 1966, Earl was stricken with pancreatic problems, and stopped writing.  In 1969, with the help of treatment through a home health care agency, he began writing again.  At that time he and his wife were living at 1523½ Dickens St.  After a morning walk, he would dictate stories to his wife to be typed up by a commercial secretary.

Earl died 9 Oct 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.  His wife Mildred died 5 Feb 1983 in Los Angeles.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} None                                  for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 31 Jan 2013
Date Created}  21 Nov 1999
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