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Mark Frost – Author, Screenwriter & Producer, The Greatest Game Ever Played
Episode 109th May 2023 • Legacy – The Ouimet Fund Podcast • Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund
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Mark Frost is an American novelist, screenwriter, film and television producer and director. He is the author of The Greatest Game Ever Played, as well as the screenwriter and producer of the film adaptation of the book. He is also the co-creator of the mystery television series Twin Peaks and was a writer and executive story editor of Hill Street Blues.

Mark was born in Brooklyn to Mary Virginia Calhoun and actor Warren Frost. During his childhood, Mark was raised in Los Angeles and spent his adolescence in Minneapolis, and spent two years in an internship program studying and working at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Mark subsequently enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University studying acting, directing and playwriting.

Throughout his successful career, Mark has written novels, screenplays and theatre productions, however, in the Ouimet Fund world, Mark is most famous for having written The Greatest Game Ever Played, which captured Francis Ouimet’s victory at the 1913 U.S. Open and the seminal moment in the beginning of American golf. The novel is remembered as one of the greatest sports books of all time. Mark subsequently wrote and produced the film adaptation, which starred Shia LaBeouf and was directed by Bill Paxton.

Mark has firmly established himself as a dear friend to the Ouimet Fund, the Ouimet community and the families of Francis Ouimet and Eddie Lowery. He and his wife generously created an endowed scholarship with the Ouimet program, which provides an award each year for a young man or woman studying art, dance, theater or film.


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