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Frederica Sagor (1900–2012)

Frederica Sagor Maas was born in America, the youngest daughter of Russian immigrants. Feeling no great desire to complete her course in journalism at Columbia University, New York, she found film an exciting new artistic medium, and was hired by Universal Studios as a story editor, and later MGM as a fully fledged screenwriter. Thus began a bumpy... See full bio »

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 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (from a story by - as Frederica Maas)
 1935 Piernas de seda (story)
 1928 The Farmer's Daughter (writer)
 1928 Red Hair (uncredited)
 1927 Silk Legs
 1927 Hula (uncredited)
 1927 The Way of All Flesh (story - uncredited)
 1927 Rolled Stockings (story)
 1927 The First Night (story)
 1926 Flesh and the Devil (uncredited)
 1926 The Waning Sex (uncredited)
 1926 Dance Madness (script)
 1925 The Plastic Age (adaptation)
 1925 His Secretary (story - uncredited)
 1925 The Goose Woman (uncredited)
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 2004 Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (TV Movie documentary) (thanks - as Frederica Maas)
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 2003 The Living Century (TV Series documentary)
- 3 Voices (2003) ... Herself
 2002 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Clara Bow: Hollywood's Silent Sexpot (2002) ... Herself (as Frederica Sagor Maas)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Frederica Sagor Maas | Frederica Maas

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Personal Quote:

[on a failed suicide attempt with her husband] We had each other and we were alive. See more »


She married Ernest Maas in 1927 where they collaborated on screenplays and by herself. They lost $10,000 in the 1929 Stock Market Crash. They survived the Great Depression by writing movie reviews and turned out screenplays but all but one were rejected, "The Shocking MIss Pilgrim" in 1947. See more »

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