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filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures.
Johnson was born in Columbus, Georgia
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, with which it is consolidated. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 189,885. It is the principal city of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area, which, in 2009, had an estimated population of 292,795...
. He began his career as a journalist, writing for the Columbus Enquirer Sun, the Savannah Press, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and the New York Herald Tribune
New York Herald Tribune
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. He also wrote short stories and a collection of these, There Ought To Be a Law, was published in 1930.
Johnson's first connection with film work was the sale of screen rights to one of his stories in 1927.