Emmet Lavery (1902-1986) served as president of the Screenwriters Guild of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1947 and as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946. Lavery's screenplay, The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, earned him and co-author Milton Sperling an Academy Award nomination in 1955, Rivkin said. In addition, Lavery's 1965 television movie, Magnificent Yankee, won five Emmys. It debuted as a play on Broadway. His stage credits also included Gentleman From Athens, Song at the Scaffold, and The First Legion. In addition, Lavery wrote two docudramas, Hitler's Children and Behind the Rising Sun.