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Grace Metalious (1924–1964)


Grace Metalious, the author of one of the most notorious and best-selling novels of the 1950s, was born Marie Grace de Repentigny on September 8, 1924, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Populated by multiple ethnic groups, Grace's mother downplayed their French Canadian heritage due to the discrimination directed towards the group by "native" Yankees ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1977 Murder in Peyton Place (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series) (based on the novel by - 514 episodes)
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #5.53 (1969) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #5.52 (1969) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #5.51 (1969) ... (based on the novel by)
- Episode #5.50 (1969) ... (based on the novel by)
 1961 Return to Peyton Place (novel)
 1957 Peyton Place (from the novel by)
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 1997 The Fifties (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself (interviewed by Joyce Davidson) (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Novel, "No Adam in Eden" (1963) See more »

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According to Jack Stillinger in his 1991 book "Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Genius," Metalious's manuscript for "Peyton Place" had to be heavily edited at Julian Messner & Co. by editorial chief Kathryn G. Messner and freelancer Leona Nevler (who had first spotted the manuscript) in order to make it publishable. This included extensive copy-editing and rewriting. The herculean ... See more »

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Pandora in Blue Jeans

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Virgo

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