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Ketti Frings
Ketti Frings
Ketti Frings (1909-1981)             A Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Ketti Frings started her career in writing as an advertising copy editor and novelist before writing her award winning drama, Look Homeward, Angel (1957). Before her Broadway debut with Mr. Sycamore (1942), produced by the Theatre Guild, Frings worked as a copywriter, a publicity agent, a columnist, a radio scriptwriter, and ghostwriter under the name Anita Kilgore.             Born Katherine Hartley in Columbus, Ohio, a…
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Evelyn Keller Caldwell


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Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein

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Eudora Welty
Eudora Welty

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Alice Childress
Alice Childress
Alice Childress (1912-1994) was an actress, novelist, and playwright. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, she moved to Harlem at age five, where she was raised by her grandmother. Alice’s grandmother encouraged her love of writing, and Alice found inspiration in her family’s stories as well as the lives of the people around her. In particular, the stories she heard at weekly church events inspired her to focus on the lives of urban African-Americans. Alice developed a passion for theatre and at…
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Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein

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Ruth Goetz
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Ketti Frings
Ketti Frings
Ketti Frings (1909-1981)             A Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Ketti Frings started her career in writing as an advertising copy editor and novelist before writing her award winning drama, Look Homeward, Angel (1957). Before her Broadway debut with Mr. Sycamore (1942), produced by the Theatre Guild, Frings worked as a copywriter, a publicity agent, a columnist, a radio scriptwriter, and ghostwriter under the name Anita Kilgore.             Born Katherine Hartley in Columbus, Ohio, a…
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