Screenwriter Fanya Foss penned a few screenplays during the 1940s and wrote teleplays in the 1950s. She was born in Odessa, Russia, but raised in the U.S. from early childhood. The publication and subsequent filming (by RKO studios) of her debut novel Ask No Return led Foss to Hollywood, where she scripted films such as Girls Under 21 (1940), The Stork Pays Off (1941), and Why Girls Leave Home (1945). She married actor Marc Lawrence in 1942. In 1951, the couple moved to Italy, only to return stateside six years later. Once back in Hollywood, Foss worked on television scripts and only occasionally wrote screenplays.
~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide