Ben Markson

Active - 1929 - 1994  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Crime, Romance, Mystery

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Biography by Hal Erickson

American screenwriter Ben Markson is best known for his 1931 Broadway play Is My Face Red?, a roman a clef based on acerbic columnist Walter Winchell which was filmed in 1932. Active in Hollywood from 1928, Markson worked on such racy, cynical efforts as Half-Naked Truth (1932), What Price Hollywood? (1932) and Picture Snatcher (1933). He also collaborated on the scripts of several "Perry Mason," "Boston Blackie" and "Falcon" mysteries. During the late 1930s, Ben Markson served on the executive board of the Screen Writers Guild.

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