Historical records matching Irene Sylvia Benson
About Irene Sylvia Benson
Irene was a beautiful woman with dark hair and green eyes, married to Ben Benson, the famous 1950's mystery writer. Her husband wrote a total of 19 published books which were translated into more than 30 languages. One of her husband's books became the B-rated movie "Running Wild".
Irene became a widow very young, when Ben died unexpectedly of a heart attack in NYC at age 44.
Irene became a single mother to her only child, Nancy. She went to work as a bookkeeper at Brandeis University, and lived off royalties from her husband's books for the remainder of her lifetime.