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Jacqueline Susann (born 8-20-1918) was the daughter of Philadelphia PA artist Robert Susan. Jacqueline went to New York City after high school to pursue an acting career. Known on Broadway more for her love affairs versus her acting talents, Jacqueline married press agent Irving Mansfield in the late 1930s. The couple had a single child, Guy born in the mid 1940s. After writing her first book "Every Night Josephine", Jacqueline was diagnosed with breast cancer in the early 1960s. Spurned to leave a legacy, Jacqueline wrote the classic "Valley of the Dolls", "The Love Machine" and "Once is Not Enough", all of which where NY Times bestsellers. Before her death, Jacqueline was the first person to have 3 back to back #1 best sellers on the NY Times best seller list.
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