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Fannie Hurst

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Dates:

October 18, 1889 - February 23, 1968

Occupation: writer, reformer

About Fannie Hurst:

Fannie Hurst was born in Ohio and grew up in Missouri, and she graduated from Columbia University. Her first book was published in 1914.

Books by Fannie Hurst Include:

  • Star-dust: The Story of an American Girl, 1921.
  • Back Street, 1931. Also a screenplay by Fannie Hurst.
  • Imitation of Life, 1933. Also a screenplay by Fannie Hurst.
  • White Christmas, 1942.
  • God Must Be Sad, 1964.
  • Anatomy of Me: a Wonderer in Search of Herself,autobiography, 1958.

Fannie Hurst also was active in reform organizations, including the Urban League. She was appointed to several public commissions, including the National Advisory Committee to the Works Progress Administration, 1940-1941. She was an American delegate to the World Health Organization assembly in Geneva in 1952.

Religion:

Jewish

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