French screenwriter, writer and playwrightwd:Q3289562
country of citizenship:
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: screenwriter, writer, playwright
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Prix Thiers
Marcelle Maurette (1903–1972) was a French playwright and screenwriter who is particularly well known for her play Anastasia (1952) which brought her international recognition, and inspired a film of the same name. It is not her only play centred on a woman with a tragic story. Many other works of hers feature historical or fictional heroines with dramatic lives. She was honoured with various awards and was a prominent French literary figure.
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