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Hellman, Lillian Florence

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1984 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Playwrights


1905 - Born on June 20th in New Orleans, Los Angeles.

1922 - Attended New York University.

1925 - Married to Arthur Kober.

         - Received her B.A. from Columbia University.

1934-1939 - She wrote the plays The Children's Hour, Dark Angel, These Three, Dead End and Little Foxes.

1940 - Received her M.A. from Tufts University.

         - Wrote the play Watch on the Rhine.

1943-1963 - Wrote the the plays The North Star, Another Part of the Forest, Toys in the Attics and My Mother, My Father, and Me.

1970 - Recipient of the National Book Award for Arts and Letters for An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir.

1973-1976 - Wrote the memoirs Pentimento and Scoundrel Time.

1984 - Died from heart failure on June 30th in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.


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