Frances Marion, screenwriter

Frances Marion was one of the most popular screenwriters and among the most successful women, in Hollywood history. Her career spanned from the silent period through the 1930s. Marion cut her teeth writing for Mary Pickford in the ‘teens and later earned two Academy Awards for writing Wallace Beery pictures, 1929’s The Big House and 1932’s The Champ

Before coming to Hollywood, Marion was a war correspondent in WWI. She also wrote novels, plays, and a memoir. She is credited with writing over 300 screenplays and more than 130 produced films. Frances Marion died in 1973, aged 84 years.  

(image from TCM Moguls and Movie Stars)

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