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Also Known As: Died: March 14, 1992
Born: March 21, 1906 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1926:
While still a senior at Barnard, managed the Provincetown Players in New York until troupe went out of business
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Covered theater for the NEW YORK HERALD-TRIBUNE, BROOKLYN EAGLE and THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Organized the New York Drama Critics Circle as a protest against the Pulitzer Prize selections
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Worked for the New York Theater Guild
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Became a freelance writer for SATURDAY EVENING POST, MCCALL'S, LADIES' HOME JOURNAL, COSMOPOLITAN and REDBOOK
1944:
Co-wrote first screenplay, "National Velvet"
1946:
Relocated to Hollywood
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Became a production consultant for stage, film and TV
1956:
Wrote first TV script for "Jack and the Beanstalk"
1957:
Scripted TV special, "The General Motors 50th Anniversary Show"
1961:
Wrote libretto for Broadway musical "Carnival" (based on her screenplay for "Lili"); shared writer credit with Bob Merrill
1966:
Returned to New York
1967:
Disavowed authorship of final screenplay for "Valley of the Dolls"; claimed that novel's author Jacqueline Susann had meddled with the script

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