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Screenwriter Maas dead at 111

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Jan 16, 2012 | 9:00am EST

She died of natural causes in La Mesa, California on Thursday (12Jan12).

Maas contributed to over 15 movies between 1925 and 1928, among them The Plastic Age, Rolled Stockings, The First Night, Flesh and the Devil and It, which starred Clara Bow.

She was born in New York City to Russian immigrants in 1990 and later attended Columbia University before landing a job with Universal Pictures as an assistant story writer.

She married fellow screenwriter Ernest Maas in 1927 and, at the time of her death, she was the 44th oldest verified person in the world.

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