Irene Sylvia Benson

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Irene Sylvia Benson (Solomon)

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Newton, MA, USA
Place of Burial: Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Solomon and Goldie Solomon
Wife of Ben Benson
Mother of Nancy Linda Berry
Sister of Frances Perlman and Phyllis Borkow

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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.

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Irene Sylvia Benson's Timeline

1917
May 23, 1917
2002
December 8, 2002
Age 85
Newton, MA, USA
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Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States