G. Marion Burton

G. Marion Burton (born Gertrude Hopkins, and also known by her married name, Gertrude Bergen) was an American screenwriter, reporter, and playwright active during Hollywood's silent era.

G. Marion Burton
Gertrude Marion L. Hopkins

June 8, 1875
Stillwater, Minnesota, USA
DiedJanuary 3, 1952
New York, New York, USA
EducationEmerson College
OccupationScreenwriter, reporter
Spouse(s)Henry Bergen


Burton was born into an affluent family in Stillwater, Minnesota, and raised primarily in San Francisco. She was the only child of Jesse Pease Hopkins and Ella Clewell.[1] She was educated at the Irving Institute in San Francisco, and eventually graduated from Emerson College in Boston.[2]

As a writer, her work appeared in publications like Parisienne, Collier's Smart Set, Town and Country, and Vanity Fair, and she also wrote a number of screenplays for director E.H. Griffith.[1][3] Her weekly column called "Broadway Silhouettes" ran in several newspapers.[1]

She married Henry Hannah Bergen in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York.[4] The pair resided at the Grand Hotel in Manhattan.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c Laramore, Vivian Yeiser (August 20, 1939). "Miami Muse". The Miami News. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Motion Picture Studio Directory, 1919; Page: 218
  3. ^ "Lois Wilson at Capitol Sun. in Another Success". The Lansing State Journal. May 23, 1925. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  4. ^ Brooklyn blue book and Long Island society register. New York Public Library. Brooklyn Life Pub. Co., 1908.CS1 maint: others (link)[page needed]
  5. ^ Institute, American Film (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520209695.