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During her Hollywood career, Bess Meredyth wrote a variety of screenplays. Meredyth began her writing career for film with such titles as the historical feature "Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ" (1925) with Ramon Novarro, "Don Juan" (1926) with John Barrymore and the John Barrymore adventure "The Sea Beast" (1926). She also appeared in the Greta Garbo spy thriller "The Mysterious Lady" (1928). She was nominated for an Academy Award for "A Woman of Affairs" in 1928. Toward the end of her career, Meredyth wrote "The Affairs of Cellini" (1934), the Maurice Chevalier adaptation "Folies Bergere" (1935) and the drama "Metropolitan" (1935) with Lawrence Tibbett. She also appeared in the mystery "Charlie Chan at the Opera" (1936) with Warner Oland and "That Night in Rio" (1941) with Alice Faye. Meredyth more recently worked on the thrilling mystery "The Unsuspected" (1947) with Claude Rains. Meredyth was married to Michael Curtiz and had one child. Meredyth passed away in July 1969 at the age of 79.