American screenwriter of the silent film era and a member of the original faculty of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
She graduated from Goucher college, where she studied Journalism.
She used a male stage name before becoming a staff writer for Fox, where she adapted A Tale of Two Cities.
She met her second husband William DeMille working on the adaptation of Miss Lulu Bennett, a Pulitzer-winning play.
She and Mary Pickford were among the founding members of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.