Dorothy Parker Biography

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, 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 output in such venues 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 as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist.

Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker". Nevertheless, her literary output and reputation for her sharp wit have endured. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Dorothy Parker
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Screenwriter, Critic, Poet, Author, Satirist
Ethnicity:
Jewish people
Religion:
Judaism
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1893
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
June 7, 1967
Age at Death:
73
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Dorothy Parker Timeline
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