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Susan Sontag (1933–2004)

Born in New York City, raised in Arizona and California, educated at the University of Chicago, Harvard, Oxford and the Sorbonne, Susan Sontag constitutes a veritable challenge for any biographer. A novelist, philosopher, essayist, movie director and playwright, over the past thirty years she has been a controversial figure, too snobby for many of... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1974 Promised Lands (Documentary)
 1971 Brother Carl
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Other Works:

1991) Playwright: "Alice in Bed" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 27 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

The youngest of the arts is also the most heavily burdened with memory. Cinema is a time machine. Movies preserve the past, resurrect the beautifil dead; present, intact, vanished or ruined environments; enbody without ironu styles and fashions that seem funny today; solemnly ponder irrelevant or naive problems. The historical particularity of the reality registered on celluloid is so vivid that ... See more »

Trivia:

She served as President from 1987 to 1989 of the American Center of PEN. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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