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Ferber, Edna

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1968 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Novelists, Playwrights


US author


wrote novels "So Big" 1924 (Pulitzer Prize for fiction 1925), "Cimarron" 1929, "Show Boat" 1926, co-wrote play "Dinner at Eight" 1932 with George Kaufman


member of the Algonquin Wits


Page last updated: 3:16am, 25th Jul '06

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