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Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA
Nickname Sergei Marinoff
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Spouse (1)

Isadore Goldsmith (1948 - 1964) (his death)

Trivia (4)

Her father worked as a buyer for a department store.
Left school at 18 to write advertising copy for a mail-order business.
Published 18 novels, wrote four stage plays and ten screenplays. She was best known for her murder mysteries, the most famous of these, "Laura", turned into the "film noir" classic Laura (1944). She also wrote the story for the musical Les Girls (1957), which was voted best-written American musical by the screenwriters branch of the Writers Guild of America.
She was blacklisted by senator Joseph McCarthy.

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