Dorothy Parker, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Dorothy Parker

American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist

Date of Birth: 22-Aug-1893

Place of Birth: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 07-Jun-1967

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, columnist, journalist, literary critic

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Dorothy Parker

  • Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist based in New York; she was best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary works published in such magazines as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.
  • Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting.
  • Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed when her involvement in left-wing politics resulted in her being placed on the Hollywood blacklist. Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker".
  • Nevertheless, both her literary output and reputation for sharp wit have endured.

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