Clare Boothe Luce, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Clare Boothe Luce

American writer, politician, ambassador, journalist and anti-Communist activist

Date of Birth: 10-Mar-1903

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: 09-Oct-1987

Profession: screenwriter, writer, politician, diplomat, playwright, socialite, journalist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Clare Boothe Luce

  • Ann Clare Boothe Luce (March 10, 1903 – October 9, 1987) was an American author, politician, U.S.
  • Ambassador and public conservative figure.
  • She was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad.
  • A versatile author, she is best known for her 1936 hit play The Women, which had an all-female cast.
  • Her writings extended from drama and screen scenarios to fiction, journalism and war reportage.
  • She was the wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. Politically, Luce was a leading conservative in later life and was well known for her anti-communism.
  • In her youth, she briefly aligned herself with the liberalism of President Franklin Roosevelt as a protégé of Bernard Baruch, but later became an outspoken critic of Roosevelt.
  • Although she was a strong supporter of the Anglo-American alliance in World War II, she remained outspokenly critical of British colonialism in India.Known as a charismatic and forceful public speaker, especially after her conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1946, she campaigned for every Republican presidential candidate from Wendell Willkie to Ronald Reagan.

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