Curtis Kenyon’s screen credits include Lloyds of London (1936), Seven Days’ Leave (1942), starring Lucille Ball, the Bob Hope comedy The Princess and the Pirate (1944), Tulsa (1949), and Two Flags West (1950), both co-written with Frank S. Nugent. He wrote for the television series The Lone Ranger, Rawhide, The Untouchables, and Hawaii Five-O.
He served as WGAw’s secretary-treasurer in 1955. As president, he led the Guild during the 1960 five-month television writers’ strike that earned members a 10 percent minimum wage increase and four percent of the gross receipts for reruns.
Kenyon was born on March 12, 1914. The Magnificent Fraud, a play written in his teens, landed him a $50-a-week staff writer job at 20th Century Fox in the early 1930s. He continued to write film scripts and plays into his 80s, and his play Natural Selection enjoyed a run in 2001. He died on April 6, 2003.