Dorothy Parker

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker

Profession: Short Story Writer

United States of America

Biography: Dorothy Parker was an American writer, known for her wit. She early on wrote for Vanity Fair, where he career started with writing in place of P. G. Wodehouse while he was on vacation.

It was at the Vanity Fair that Parker would meet Robert Benchley and Robert E. Sherwood, with the three coming to be known as the 'Algonquin Round Table' for their habit of dining daily for lunch at the Algonquin Hotel.

After working at Vanity Fair, where she was dismissed for her often caustic theater criticism, she went on to work at Ainslee's Magazine. When the New Yorker was founded by Harold Ross in 1925, Parker would serve on the board of editors and write pieces for the new magazine.

She is known also for her various collections of poems such as Enough Rope (1926) and Sunset Gun (1928), and her short story collections such as Laments for the Living (1930) and Not So Deep as a Well (1936),

Born: August 22, 1893
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo

Died: June 7, 1967 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1950-08-17 Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

Historical Events

  • 1954-10-21 Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d'Usseau's black comedy play "Ladies of the Corridor" premieres

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