Ben Markson

Biography

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,"...