Muriel Roy Bolton

Muriel Roy Bolton (March 19, 1908 – March 4, 1983) was an American film and TV writer active in the 1940s through the 1960s.

Muriel Roy Bolton
Muriel Roy

March 19, 1908
Chicago, Illinois, USA
DiedMarch 4, 1983 (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
OccupationScreenwriter, TV writer, playwright


Born Muriel Roy in Chicago, Illinois, to Camille Roy and Amanda Anderson, she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before she moved to Hollywood.

In 1945, Bolton worked for Signet Films; she was paid $3000.[1] Her credits include a number of Henry Aldrich films, in addition to dozens of episodes of CBS's The Millionaire. She also wrote a number of plays[2] including Angels 'Round My Bed.[3][4]

In 1947, she published a novel titled The Golden Porcupine,[5] a historical romance set in 15th-century France.[6] Bolton also published stories in magazines including Redbook and Cosmopolitan.[7]

Her first marriage was to William Bolton; she later married educator Norman Mennes in 1957. She died of a heart attack in 1983 in her Los Feliz, Los Angeles, home.[8]

Selected filmography


  1. "Employer's tax return / Signet Films Productions - ECCI00006217". Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  2. "21 May 1961, 469 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  3. "4 Jun 1961, 433 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. "25 Jan 1948, 78 - Hartford Courant at". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  5. Bolton, Muriel Roy (1947). The Golden Porcupine. Doubleday.
  6. Match, Richard (1947-09-28). "Invasion by Marriage". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  7. "Stories, Listed by Author". Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  8. "Noted screen, television and fiction writer Muriel Roy Bolton,..." UPI. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
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