Died On August 22nd

Discover the most famous people who died on August 22. The list includes people like Richard III of England, Michael Collins, Huey P. Newton, Kate Chopin, Diana Vreeland. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, composers and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Canada & Germany and many more countries.
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Michael Collins
(Politician)
Michael Collins
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Died: 1922
Revolutionary leader Michael Collins was a significant figure in the Irish struggle for independence. He was the director of intelligence of the Irish army and was responsible for attacks such as the "Bloody Sunday" killings of British agents. He negotiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty but was assassinated by anti-Treaty rebels.
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Huey P. Newton
(Political Activist, Revolutionary Leader and Co-Founder of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Huey P. Newton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1989

Huey P. Newton was an African-American civil and political rights activist. He is credited with co-founding The Black Panther Party (BPP), which went on to become one of black movement's most influential organizations of the late-1960s. The party, under Newton's leadership, founded more than 60 community support programs, including Free Breakfast for Children, which provided food to thousands of children.

 3 
Isabella of France
(Former Queen Consort of England (1308 - 1327))
Isabella of France
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Birthdate: 1295 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1358

Isabella of France, also known as the She-Wolf of France, was the Queen of England as the wife of King Edward II. She was known for her diplomatic skills, intelligence, and beauty. Her marriage was a troubled one and she probably had an affair with Roger Mortimer. It is believed that Isabella then arranged the murder of Edward II.

 4 
Richard III of England
(King of England)
Richard III of England
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Birthdate: October 2, 1452
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England
Died: 1485

Richard III was King of England from 1483 to 1485. His defeat and subsequent death marked the demise of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of William Shakespeare's famous play Richard III. He has also been an inspiration for several other works of literature and films.

 5 
Colleen Dewhurst
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Josie Hogan’ in the Film ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’)
Colleen Dewhurst
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Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1991
Canadian-American actor Colleen Dewhurst is best remembered for her Tony-winning performance in the Broadway play A Moon for the Misbegotten. She was known for her frequent appearances in Eugene O'Neill’s plays. Fans also loved her in TV projects such as Murphy Brown and Anne of Green Gables.
 6 
Jomo Kenyatta
(1st President of Kenya (1964–1978) and the 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964))
Jomo Kenyatta
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatundu, Kenya
Died: 1978
After being held as a prisoner by the British for 9 years, anti-colonial activist Jomo Kenyatta was released shortly before Kenya achieved its independence, and became the country’s first prime minister and then its first president. The Father of the Nation, Kenyatta was also named Mzee, meaning “grand old man.”
 7 
Nickolas Ashford
(Songwriter)
Nickolas Ashford
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fairfield County, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Kate Chopin
(Author)
Kate Chopin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: 1904
 9 
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
(English Military Leader and Courtier)
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1484 AD
Birthplace: Guildford, England, United kingdom
Died: 1545
Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk was the brother-in-law of King Henry VIII of England, through his third wife, Mary Tudor. He was sent by Henry to fix Mary’s marriage to King Francis I of France, but married her himself instead. He received viscountcy for the 1513 campaign against France.
 10 
Toots Thielemans
(Belgian Jazz Musician)
Toots Thielemans
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 2016

Toots Thielemans was a Belgian jazz musician best remembered for his chromatic harmonica playing. A multi-talented personality, Thielemans was also renowned for his whistling skills, composing, and guitaring. Toots Thielemans is credited with popularizing harmonica in the jazz scene which made him the preeminent jazz harmonica player.

 11 
Diana Vreeland
(Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant)
Diana Vreeland
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Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1989

Diana Vreeland was a French-American editor and columnist who worked for popular fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. From 1963 to 1971, she served as the editor-in-chief of Vogue. In 1964, she was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Diana Vreeland’s life and career inspired the 2011 documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.

 12 
Jerry Leiber
(Songwriter)
Jerry Leiber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2011
 13 
Ed King
(Musician)
Ed King
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: 2018
 14 
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
(Foreign Secretary)
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1903
 15 
Jean-Honore Fragonard
(Painter)
Jean-Honore Fragonard
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Birthdate: April 5, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Died: 1806
 16 
Jack Layton
(Canadian Politician and Former Leader of the New Democratic Party)
Jack Layton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2011

Canadian politician John Layton was Member of the Canadian Parliament for Toronto—Danforth from 2004 till his death in 2011. He served as Leader of the New Democratic Party from January 2003 till his death and led the party to garner increased support in each election, in particular during the 2011 election following which Layton became Leader of the Opposition.   

 17 
Anders Zorn
(One of the Best Portrait Painters in Europe at the End of the 19th Century)
Anders Zorn
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Birthdate: February 18, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mora, Sweden
Died: 1920

Anders Zorn was a Swedish artist who achieved international success as an etcher, sculptor, and painter. One of Sweden's most important artists, Zorn's paintings currently adorn the National Museum of Fine Arts which is located in Stockholm. Apart from creating brilliant works of art, Zorn is also credited with establishing the Bellman Prize, which is a literature prize awarded yearly.

 18 
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
(American Biologist and Researcher)
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
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Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Woodbine, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1967

Gregory Goodwin Pincus revolutionized medical science by co-inventing the first oral contraceptive or birth control pill. The Cornell and Harvard alumnus was born to Russian Jewish immigrants and had an IQ of 210. Though he initially studied agriculture, he later focused on the study of hormones, steroids, and fertility.

 19 
John Dudley, duke of Northumberland
(General)
John Dudley, duke of Northumberland
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1504 AD
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1553
 20 
Jan Kochanowski
(Polish Renaissance Poet)
Jan Kochanowski
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1530 AD
Birthplace: Sycyna Północna, Poland
Died: 1584

Jan Kochanowski was a Polish Renaissance poet whose poetic patterns became a key component of the Polish literary language. Kochanowski is considered the greatest Polish poet before the arrival of Adam Bernard Mickiewicz. Jan Kochanowski is best remembered for his magnum opus Treny, a series of 19 elegies on the demise of his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Urszula.

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Michel Fokine
(Russian Choreographer and Dancer)
Michel Fokine
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1942

Michel Fokine was a Russian dancer and choreographer whose pieces are performed internationally to this day. Fokine is credited with choreographing the works of popular dancers like Anna Pavlova. Renowned for his groundbreaking works, such as Le Pavillon d'Armide, Michel Fokine has been portrayed in a couple of films, namely Nijinsky and A Woman for All Time.

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Xianfeng Emperor
(Emperor)
Xianfeng Emperor
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Birthdate: July 17, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yuanmingyuan Park, Beijing, China
Died: 1861

Qing dynasty Chinese emperor Xianfeng not just faced the invasion of the European powers but also had to deal with the internal Taiping Rebellion. In his bid to prevent the disintegration of his empire, he relied on the militia. He eventually fled his city when the Anglo-French forces advanced into it.

 23 
Abulfaz Elchibey
(2nd President of Azerbaijan (1992 - 1993))
Abulfaz Elchibey
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
Died: 2000

Abulfaz Elchibey was an Azerbaijani political figure who served as the President of Azerbaijan from 17 June 1992 to 24 June 1993. He was stripped of his presidency in a coup d'état in 1993. After the end of his presidency, Abulfaz Elchibey served as the leader of the opposition. 

 24 
Franz Joseph Gall
(Physician, Neuroscientist)
Franz Joseph Gall
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Birthdate: March 9, 1758
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tiefenbronn
Died: 1828

German neuroanatomist and physiologist Franz Joseph Gall was the founding father of cranioscopy, or the determination of intelligence and personality traits from the shape of a person’s skull, now known as phrenology. He was also the first to separate the gray matter of the brain from the white matter.

 25 
Arthur Morris
(One of Australia’s Greatest Left-Handed Batsmen)
Arthur Morris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bondi, Australia
Died: 2015
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Oliver Lodge
(British Physicist, Inventor and Prinicpal Patent Holder and Developer of 'Radio')
Oliver Lodge
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Birthdate: June 12, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Penkhull, England
Died: 1940

Best known for developing the radio-wave detector named coherer, Oliver Lodge had also served as the first principal of Birmingham University. He was made a Knights Bachelor and had also been a Royal Institution lecturer. His inventions revolutionized early wireless telegraph technology, though they were replaced by modern instruments later.

 27 
Rashīd Riḍā
(Sunni Islamic Scholar, Theologian, Reformer, and Revivalist)
Rashīd Riḍā
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Birthdate: September 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lebanon
Died: 1935
 28 
Philip VI of France
(King of the Valois Dynasty)
Philip VI of France
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Birthdate: 1293 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 1350

Philip VI of France was the first king of France from the House of Valois. He reigned from 1328 until his death in 1350. He was the nephew of King Philip IV of France and occupied the throne after his death, being his nearest male relative. His reign witnessed the beginning of the Hundred Years' War in 1337. 

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Vasile Alecsandri
(Poet)
Vasile Alecsandri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 21, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bacău, Principality of Moldavia
Died: 1890
 30 
Rudolph Schindler
(One of the Seminal Master Architects Who Defined Modern Architecture in Southern California)
Rudolph Schindler
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 10, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1953

Born to a craftsman in Austria, Rudolph Schindler grew up to a master architect. He also introduced his signature form of modern architecture, known as space architecture, and his own adaptation of the wood frame, the Schindler Frame. He built most of his masterpieces in Southern California, primarily in Los Angeles.

 31 
Norman Shelley
(Actor)
Norman Shelley
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Birthdate: February 16, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Died: 1980
 32 
Grace Paley
(Author)
Grace Paley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City. United States
Died: 2007
 33 
Charles William Eliot
(Educator)
Charles William Eliot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1926
 34 
Abul-Fazl ibn Mubarak
(Grand vizier of the Mughal emperor Akbar)
Abul-Fazl ibn Mubarak
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1551
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1602
 35 
Celâl Bayar
(The 3rd President and 3rd Prime Minister of Turkey)
Celâl Bayar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gemlik, Turkey
Died: 1986

The 3rd president of Turkey, Celâl Bayar was also the country’s 3rd prime minister and a seasoned economist. The Democrat Party leader had also previously been a member of the Committee of Union and Progress and the Republican People's Party. He is also remembered for introducing etatism, or a state-directed economy, in Turkey.

 36 
Tim Fischer
(10th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (1996 - 1999) )
Tim Fischer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lockhart, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2019

National Party leader Tim Fischer had also once served as the deputy prime minister of Australia. He was known for his harsh comments on how a bulk of the Australian taxpayers’ money was spent on the Aboriginal community. He was also the Australian ambassador to the Holy See.

 37 
Daniel Petrie
(Film director, Film producer)
Daniel Petrie
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Birthdate: November 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Died: 2004
 38 
Stilicho
(Military commander)
Stilicho
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0359 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 0408
 39 
Emperor Konoe
(76th Emperor of Japan)
Emperor Konoe
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Birthdate: June 16, 1139
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1155
 40 
James Smith McDonnell
(Aviator)
James Smith McDonnell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: 1980
 41 
Pope Gregory IX
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1227 to 1241)
Pope Gregory IX
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1145 AD
Birthplace: Anagni, Italy
Died: 1241

Pope Gregory IX served as the Bishop of Rome and chief of the Roman Catholic Church and therefore the ruler of the Papal States from 1227 until his death in 1241. Pope Gregory IX is best remembered for instituting the Papal Inquisition and issuing the Decretales.

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Aleksandr Demyanenko
(Soviet and Russian Actor Who Immortalized the Character 'Shurik')
Aleksandr Demyanenko
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Birthdate: May 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Died: 1999

Though born to an actor, Aleksandr Demyanenko initially studied music and also failed in his entrance exams to the Moscow Art Theatre. He later dropped out of law school to eventually focus on acting. He went on to immortalize the character Shurik, which he played in multiple movies, such as Kidnapping, Caucasian Style.

 43 
Juscelino Kubitschek
(President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961)
Juscelino Kubitschek
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 12, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diamantina, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: 1976

Former president of Brazil, Juscelino Kubitschek, popularly known as JK, is remembered as the primary force behind the construction of Brazil’s new capital, Brasilia. A physician, he worked in military hospitals, before he stepped into politics with the Social Democratic Party. He died in a car crash in Rio de Janeiro.

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Vladimir Propp
(Folklorist)
Vladimir Propp
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Birthdate: April 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1970
 45 
Loriot
(German Comedian, Cartoonist, Humorist, Film Director, Writer, and Actor)
Loriot
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Birthdate: November 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: 2011
 46 
Jacob Bronowski
(Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer)
Jacob Bronowski
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Łódź
Died: 1974
 47 
Alfred Waterhouse
(Architect)
Alfred Waterhouse
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 19, 1830
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1905

Alfred Waterhouse was a British architect best remembered for his contribution to the Victorian Gothic Revival style of architecture. He is credited with designing iconic buildings like The Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall. Apart from earning the praises of the critics, Alfred Waterhouse was also one of the most financially successful Victorian architects of all time. 

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Nina Bawden
(Novelist)
Nina Bawden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England
Died: 2012
 49 
Richard Oastler
(British Industrial Reformer)
Richard Oastler
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 20, 1789
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: 1861

Nicknamed the Factory King, Richard Oastler was a prominent English social reformer who is known for his relentless campaign for shortening work hours, eventually leading to the 1847 Ten Hours Act. While in prison for opposing the Poor Law Amendment Act, he penned Fleet Papers, a collection of his social theories.

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Alice Duer Miller
(Poet, Author, Screenwriter, Writer)
Alice Duer Miller
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1942