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Sally Benson (I) (1897–1972)

Sally Benson was born in St. Louis on September 3 1897. Her family moved to New York, where she spent her formative years and was educated at the Horace Mann School. At the age of seventeen, she took her first job working at the National City Bank, 'singing into a dictaphone', as she later put it. Several years and a divorce later, she began to ... See full bio »

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 1991 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay)
 1966 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
 1965 Joy in the Morning (screenplay)
 1964 Viva Las Vegas (written by)
 1963 Summer Magic (screenplay)
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Runaways (1961) ... (teleplay)
- Afternoon of a Cowboy (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1959 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie) (novel)
 1958 Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (TV Movie) (writer)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Shadow of a Doubt (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1953 The Farmer Takes a Wife (screenplay)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Summer Evening (1952) ... (story)
 1950 No Man of Her Own (screenplay)
 1949 Conspirator (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1949 Come to the Stable (screenplay)
 1949 Little Women (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1946 Junior Miss (TV Movie) (book)
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam (screenplay)
 1945 Junior Miss (novel)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (based on the novel by)
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt (screenplay)
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Book: "Meet Me In St. Louis" (filmed as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944))

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Esther Evarts

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