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Lillian Hellman was a popular playwright whose most successful works were created between the 1930s and the 1960s. She also published several bestselling volumes of memoirs. Several of her plays were made into films. Ms. Hellman was equally famous for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, and for her long romantic relationship with Dashiell Hammett.
She also conducted a lengthy feud with writer Mary McCarthy.
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