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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 30, 1984|
|Born:||June 20, 1905||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||Profession:||Writer ...|
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Divided childhood between NYC (where her parents lived) and New Orleans (where her father's sisters ran a boarding house)
After dropping out of NYU. was hired by Horace Liveright to work as publisher's assistant
After 1925 marriage, moved to Paris briefly then returned to NYC
Was a book reviewer for the New York <i>Herald Tribune</i>
Moved to Hollywood when then-husband was hired by Paramount
Worked as a script reader
With Louis Kronenberg, wrote unproduced comedy "The Dear Queen"
Had Broadway success with "The Children's Hour"; Hammett had recounted a true story of two Scottish schoolteachers who lost their jobs amid rumors of a lesbian affair; Hellman reportedly later told people that Hammett wrote much of the play for which she took credit
Feature debut, co-wrote screenplay with Mordaunt Shairp, "The Dark Angel"
Solo screenwriting debut, "These Three", adapted from her play "The Children's Hour"; also first collaboration with William Wyler
Traveled to Europe (including a visit to Moscow); also went to Spain with Ernest Hemingway
Enjoyed Broadway hit with "The Little Foxes"
Penned "Watch on the Rhine"
Received first Academy Award nomination for adaptation of her play "The Little Foxes"
Garnered second Oscar nomination for original script "The North Star"
Wrote the antifascist themed play "The Searching Wind"
Visited Yugoslavia and interviewed Marshall Tito
Directed and adapted the French play "Montserrat"
Had another Broadway success with "The Autumn Garden"
Subpoenaed to testify before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities; refused to name names and made now famous comment, "I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions"
Translated Jean Anouilh's play ("L'Allouete") about Joan of Arc as "The Lark"
Debut as librettist, adapted with Richard Wilbur Voltaire's "Candide" as a stage musical with a score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by John Latouche
Last original Broadway play, "Toys in the Attic", starring Jason Robards
Final collaboration with Wyler, adapted another screen version of "The Children's Hour"
Final screenplay credit, "The Chase"
Issued first volume of memoirs, "An Unfinished Woman"
Adapted "Another Part of the Forest" for PBS
Portrayed by Jane Fonda in "Julia", a film based on parts of her book "Pentimento"; Jason Robards co-starred as Hammett
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