Fulton, Maude (1881–1950)

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Fulton, Maude (1881–1950)

American actress, playwright, and screenwriter. Born May 14, 1881, in Eldorado, Kansas; died Nov 9, 1950, in Los Angeles, California; m. Robert Ober (div.).

Began career as a stenographer, telegraph operator, and writer of short stories; made acting debut in Aberdeen (SD) in Lady Windermere's Fan (1904); spent 4 years in vaudeville, 4 years in musical comedy, then appeared only in drama starting 1915; acted the leading parts in her own plays: Mary or a String of Beads, The Brat, Sonny, Pinkie, Tomorrow, Punchinello and The Humming Bird; wrote screenplays for The Brat (which starred Alla Nazimova) and its remake (which starred Sally O'Neil and was directed by John Ford); other screenplays include The Humming Bird (starring Gloria Swanson) and (with Dashiell Hammett) The Maltese Falcon.