Mar·i·on(măr′ē-ən, mâr′-), Frances 1887-1973.
American screenwriter who won an Academy Award for The Big House (1930) and The Champ (1932). She was the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood from 1916 through the mid-1930s.
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