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Frederica Sagor Maas
Birth: Jul. 6, 1900
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 2012
La Mesa
San Diego County
California, USA

Motion Picture Screenwriter, Author. Born Frederica Alexandria Sagor, the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants, she was near-conclusion of her studies in Journalism at Columbia University, before deciding on pursuing a career in the film industry. She acquired a position as an assistant editor at the New York office of Universal Pictures, advancing to department head and by 1924, she embarked on Hollywood to search for better prospects. Her adaptation of the Percy Marks' novel "A Plastic Age" secured a contract with MGM as a script writer, with her later moving onto Fox Studios. Over the next three years, she contributed stories to the pictures "Dance Madness" (1926), "That Model from Paris" (1926), "Silk Legs" (1927) and "Red Hair" (1928, which starred Clara Bow). She may be best remembered for her co-penning of the story "Miss Pilgrim's Progress", along with her husband Ernest Maas (a producer with Fox whom she married in 1927), which became a motion picture adaptation released by 20th Century Fox in 1947 under the name "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim". After leaving the entertainment industry, she became an insurance broker. In 1999 at the age of 99, she wrote her autobiography "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim: A Writer in Early Hollywood" which recounted her Tinseltown experiences. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83022298
Frederica <i>Sagor</i> Maas
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