Mary H. O'Connor

Mary H. O'Connor (sometimes credited as Mary Hamilton O'Connor) was an American screenwriter and film editor active during Hollywood's silent era.

Mary H. O'Connor
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Mary Hamilton O'Connor

September 1, 1872
DiedSeptember 3, 1959 (aged 87)
OccupationScreenwriter, film editor
RelativesLoyola O'Connor (sister)
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She was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1872, the daughter of Thomas O'Connor and Bridget Nash. She came from a big family (which included a sister, Loyola O'Connor, who became an actress), and grew up in Minnesota, Oregon, and New York.[1]

She began her career as a magazine and newspaper journalist in New York before Hollywood came calling.[2][3] By 1913, she was living in Santa Monica and churning out scripts as a rapid pace under contract at Vitagraph. At the time, she said she hoped to become a director.[4] Eventually, she was named chief of Triangle-Fine Arts' scenario department. She'd also work at Mutual and Famous Players-Lasky.[5][6]

In 1921, she left Hollywood to work at Paramount's then-new London studio, where she worked on scripts for films like Dangerous Lies and The Mystery Road.[7] She retired from screenwriting to work on creative fiction after those films.

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  1. ^ "6 May 1905, Page 27 - The New York Times at". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  2. ^ "24 Feb 1917, Page 17 - The Ottawa Journal at". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  3. ^ "6 Sep 1916, 10 - The Anaconda Standard at". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  4. ^ "30 Apr 1913, Page 8 - Santa Cruz Evening News at". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  5. ^ "4 Jul 1915, 34 - The Butte Miner at". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  6. ^ "26 Nov 1918, 13 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  7. ^ "3 Apr 1921, 60 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2019-01-25.

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