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Katherine Anne Porter (III) (1890–1980)

American writer and novelist Katherine Anne Porter was born at Indian Creek, TX, in 1890. She was raised in Texas and Louisiana, and educated in small convent schools. A writer almost since birth--she started writing at age three, she said, "as soon as I learned to form letters on paper"--she did not attempt to get anything published until she was ... See full bio »

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 2010 The Martyr (Short) (short story)
 1990 The Circus (TV Movie) (short story)
 1987 The Fig Tree (TV Movie) (story)
 1986 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (stories - 1 episode)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Noon Wine (1985) ... (story)
 1980 The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (TV Movie) (story)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (short novel - 1 episode)
- Noon Wine (1966) ... (short novel)
 1965 Ship of Fools (novel)
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1964) ... (story)
 1961 Camera Three (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Cracked Looking Glass (1961) ... (story)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1956) ... (story)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Witness (1952) ... (story)
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 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
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- The Beauty of a Woman (1962) ... Herself
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Other Works:

Short stories: "The Collected Stories of Katherine Katherine Anne Porter". Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Contains the stories from the collections "Flowering Judas", "Pale Horse, Pale Rider", "The Leaning Tower" plus four previously uncollected stories. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »
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I have written and destroyed manuscripts quite literally b the trunkful. I spent fifteen years wandering about, weighted horribly with masses of paper and little else. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in 1915 as an extra in several films for the Essannay Film Company at their studio in Chicago. She landed the gig haphazardly while working on a story for the Chicago Tribune. She had so much fun doing extra work that she kept missing work and the Tribune fired her. However, the studio kept her employed for the next six months, and by the end of her time there, she was making $12 a day. See more »

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