McCall, Mary C., Jr.
- J. E. Smyth
McCall, Mary C., Jr. (4 Apr. 1904–3 Apr. 1986), screenwriter, labor activist, and novelist and short story writer, was born Mary Caldwell McCall Jr. in Manhattan, New York, the only daughter of Mary Caldwell Burke and Leo Horan McCall of Manhattan. Though she would be teased at school by the boys for the “Jr.” suffix in her name, at the time, it was not unusual for independent-minded mothers to name their firstborn daughters in this way. McCall’s future Hollywood colleagues, actress and executive Cobina Wright Jr. and writer Harriet Frank Jr., also maintained their “Jr.” status throughout their careers....