Bess Taffel Boyle (December 10, 1913 – July 21, 2000) was an American screenwriter, whose career was effectively ended after she was identified as a member of the Communist Party during the McCarthy period.
She wrote only a few television scripts from 1969 to 1974, before she ended her career entirely. She had worked in the Yiddish theatre before becoming a writer in Hollywood.
She was married to Robert F. Boyle, an Academy Award-winning film production designer and art director, until her death from a stroke in 2000 at age 86. Her widower died at the age of 100 on August 1, 2010. His career was apparently not impacted by his wife's blacklisting.
- Needles and Pins (TV series; 1 episode, 1974)
- "With Such Enemies"
- Marcus Welby, M.D." (TV series)
- "Please Don't Send Flowers" (1 episode, 1972)
- Bracken's World (TV series; 2 episodes, 1969–1970)
- "A Perfect Piece of Casting" (1 episode, 1970)
- "Closed Set" (1 episode, 1969)
- Elopement (1951; writer)
- A Likely Story (1947; writer)
- Badman's Territory (1946; writer)