Hilda Stone

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Hilda Stone
Born
Hilda Laura Hess

August 2, 1905
Sierra Mojada, Mexico
DiedMarch 4, 1992 (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California, USA
OccupationScreenwriter
Spouse(s) John Stone (div.)
George Marton
Children Peter Stone

Hilda Stone (occasionally credited by her birth name, Hilda Hess) was an American screenwriter active in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Biography

Hilda Hess was born in Sierra Mojada, Mexico, to Louis Hess (a Bavarian Jewish merchant involved in mining) and Mollie Sanders; the family later spent time in El Paso. [1] She graduated from El Paso High School and ended up working as a newspaper reporter for several years. [2]

By the 1920s, she had settled in Los Angeles, where she gained employment as a script reader in Fox's scenario department before working her way into a writing role. Her first credited screenplay was on 1934's Dos Más Uno Dos , a Spanish-language film.

In 1926, Hilda married fellow screenwriter John Stone. [3] [4] She and her husband—who went on to be a well-known producer at Fox—later collaborated on a number of films. [5] Their son, Peter Stone, later became a screenwriter and acclaimed playwright. The pair divorced in 1949 after she eloped to Paris with writer [6] George Marton [7] . [8] [9] After the divorce, she retired form the business.

She lived at the Sierra Towers and died in Los Angeles on March 5, 1992. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park.

Selected filmography

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References

  1. "Happenings". The El Paso Herald Post. September 7, 1936. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. "4 Aug 1926, Page 4 - El Paso Herald at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  3. Gevinson, Alan; Institute, American Film (1997). Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960. University of California Press. ISBN   9780520209640.
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  7. "Peter Stone".
  8. "17 Feb 1949, 1 - Leader-Telegram at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
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