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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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 1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV Movie) (based on characters from the novel by)
 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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 1958 The Ben Hecht Show (TV Series)
Herself - Author of Peyton Place
- Episode #1.32 (1958) ... Herself - Author of Peyton Place
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 1997 The Fifties (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself (interviewed by Joyce Davidson) (uncredited)

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She was essentially a small-town housewife who became famous nearly overnight, with fame introducing her to high and excessive living. Unable to replicate the success of "Peyton Place", she began to drink heavily and died of chronic alcoholism, nearly penniless despite the wealth generated by her most famous novel. See more »


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