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Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (1889–1955)

Born and brought up in Brooklyn, New York, Elisabeth Sanxay attended Miss Whitcombe's and other schools for young ladies before marrying British diplomat George E. Holding in 1913. The couple had two daughters and traveled widely in South America and the Caribbean before living in Bermuda for a number of years, where he was a government official. ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Reckless Moment
The Deep End
The Deep End Writer
Lights Out
Lights Out Writer
The Price of Pleasure


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 2001 The Deep End (novel "The Blank Wall")
 2000 La candide madame Duff (novel)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Friday the Nineteenth (1951) ... (story)
 1949 The Reckless Moment (based upon the Ladies Home Journal story "The Blank Wall")
 1943 Seeing Nellie Home (Short) (story - as Elizabeth Holding)
 1936 Vocalizing (Short) (story)
 1935 The Bride Comes Home (story)
 1925 The Price of Pleasure (story - as Elizabeth Holding)

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Elizabeth Holding

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Though Holding's early books and magazine stories were primarily romantic tales, she is best remembered for the psychological mysteries she wrote in the '30s and '40s.

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