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Frances Kavanaugh

5 February 1915 to 23 January 2009

A successful screenwriter of B westerns at Monogram Pictures, Kavanaugh created the character of Lash La Rue, a whip-wielding cowboy who debuted in Song of Old Wyoming (1945). She also worked uncredited as a script doctor on bigger movies such as the George Raft vehicle Outpost In Morocco (1949).

* Read Frances Kavanaugh's Times Obituary