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Dorothy Parker (1) [1893–1967]

This page covers the author of The Portable Dorothy Parker [1973 Deluxe Edition].

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Dorothy Parker was a supremely witty writer and satirist, quick with the repartee and the wisecracks. She was most famous for her contributions to The New Yorker magazine and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table in New York City. She also had a successful career as a movie screenwriter and won two Academy Award nominations, though her advocacy for anti-fascist and liberal causes landed her on the so-called Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. She's been portrayed in many films, including "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" (1994).

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