Dorothy Parker Biography
Birthday: August 22, 1893 (Leo)
Born In: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Dorothy Parker was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist. She was born in West End, New Jersey. Known for her biting wit, she is considered a legendary figure in English literature. She worked for publications like ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘The New Yorker.’ Also known for her short stories, she had won the O Henry Award for her story ‘Big Blonde’, which was a compassionate account of an aging party girl. She had spent a considerable time in Hollywood, California. She wrote screenplays for several films and had earned two Oscar nominations for the movies ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman’. However, when she became associated with the Communist Party, she was blacklisted from Hollywood. Despite being cut off from Hollywood, she was still regarded as one of the finest writers and poets of her time. She published several books throughout her career, including ‘Laments for the Living’, ‘After such Pleasures’, ‘Sunset Gun’ and ‘Death and Taxes’.