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Born in Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Fannie Hurst was born on October 18, 1889 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA. She was a writer, known for Five and Ten (1931), Back Pay (1930) and Four Daughters (1938). She was married to Jacques S. Danielson. She died on February 23, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Jacques S. Danielson (1915 - 3 March 1952) ( his death)

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Popular "women's" author of the first half of the 20th century.
American playwright and author of short stories, sentimental novels and Hollywood screenplays. She graduated with a BA from Washington University in 1909. Hurst was a noted philanthropist and leader in civic affairs, chairman of the National Housing Commission (1936-1937), a member of the National Committee to The Works Progress Administration (1940-1941), and, later, a delegate to the World Health Organization Assembly (1952). She was also one of the leading feminists of her day, member of the intellectual group Heterodoxy in Greenwich Village.

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