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Betty Smith (I) (1896–1972)

Betty Smith was born on December 15, 1896 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Elisabeth Wehner. She was a writer, known for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), Joy in the Morning (1965) and Hour Glass (1946). She died on January 17, 1972. See full bio »


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Hour Glass Writer
Gander Sauce Writer


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 1974 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (TV Movie) (novel)
 1965 Joy in the Morning (novel)
 1950 The Grass Is Always Greener (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1948 The Search (uncredited)
 1946 Hour Glass (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Western Night (1946)
 1946 Gander Sauce (TV Movie) (play)
 1945 Who Died? (Documentary short)
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (adapted from the novel by)
 1944 Gander Sauce (TV Movie)
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 1951 The Faye Emerson Show (TV Series)
- Literary Agents (1951) ... Self
 1945 Who Died? (Documentary short)

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Other Works:

Novel: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (filmed as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1974)) See more »

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Popular American novelist and playwright. Her best-selling work, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", was based on her own childhood experiences growing up in a New York slum.

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