Frances Marion

1888 - 1973

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Frances Marion (born Marion Benson Owens, November 18, 1888 – May 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter, journalist, author, and film director, often cited as one of the most renowned female screenwriters of the 20th century alongside June Mathis and Anita Loos. During the course of her career, she wrote over 325 scripts. She was the first writer to win two Academy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frances Marion has received more than 174,053 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Frances Marion is the 741st most popular film director (down from 624th in 2019), the 4,774th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,927th in 2019) and the 189th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Frances Marion ranks 741 out of 1,580. Before her are Boris Kaufman, Gregory Hoblit, Sergio Martino, Dara Singh, Pierre Granier-Deferre, and Sergei Gerasimov. After her are Claude Miller, František Čáp, Hal Needham, Gary Ross, Bob Gale, and Michel Deville.

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Among people born in 1888, Frances Marion ranks 134Before her are Dan Andersson, Barry Fitzgerald, Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, Elisabeth Schumann, Maxwell Anderson, and Sophus Nielsen. After her are Anna Q. Nilsson, Marcel Jouhandeau, Alexander Chayanov, Franciszek Kleeberg, Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, and Gladys Cooper. Among people deceased in 1973, Frances Marion ranks 142Before her are Willy Fritsch, Jeannette Rankin, Nikolay Kamov, Ramón de la Fuente Leal, Anton Ackermann, and Rafael Franco. After her are Louis St. Laurent, Paul Kletzki, Paavo Talvela, Washington Ortuño, Sergei Tumansky, and Jim Croce.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frances Marion ranks 4,774 out of 15,968. Before her are Nate Archibald (1948), Kim Raver (1969), Julie Adams (1926), Paul W. Merrill (1887), Ernie Terrell (1939), and Sewall Wright (1889). After her are Milton S. Hershey (1857), Walter J. Ong (1912), Donna Murphy (1959), Paula Abdul (1962), Carrie Snodgress (1945), and Ida Saxton McKinley (1847).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Frances Marion ranks 189Before her are Kevin Smith (1970), Joshua Logan (1908), Bob Rafelson (1933), Dan O'Bannon (1946), Chris Carter (1956), and Gregory Hoblit (1944). After her are Hal Needham (1931), Gary Ross (1956), Bob Gale (1951), Paul Morrissey (1938), Robert Towne (1934), and Eli Roth (1972).