b. Glasgow, Scotland

d. 12 June 1942, Yarmouthport, Massachusetts, USA

Screenwriter who worked in both America and Britain. Turnbull’s career as a screenwriter began in America in the mid-1910s. In 1919 she came to England and joined Famous Players-Lasky’s Islington studio where she wrote the scenarios for films including Appearances (1921), The Princess of New York (1921), Beside the Bonnie Briar Bush (1921) and Three Live Ghosts (1922). After Famous Player-Lasky’s UK production ceased, Turnbull returned to the US.

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