Journalist and author who won two Best Writing Academy Awards for The Champ and The Big House.
She worked as a combat journalist during World War I prior to entering Hollywood.
She is also known for penning the screenplays for The Scarlett Letter and a Dinner at Eight.
She was married to her second husband George W. Hill from 1930 to 1933.
She wrote the original screenplay for The Champ, which starred Faye Dunaway .