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Also Known As: Died: June 7, 1967
Born: August 22, 1893 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West End, New Jersey, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1955:
Appeared as witness before New York State Legislation Committee investigation into funding of Communist Party
1923:
Attempted suicide
1927:
Attended demonstration in Boston in support of convicted anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
1908:
Cease formal education at age 15
1956:
Contributed lyrics for one song for Leonard Bernstein's nusical "Candide"
1994:
Film bio, "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle," released
1958:
Had regular book review column in <i>Esquire</i>
1949:
Her play "The Coast of Illyria" is produced in Dallas; also productions in London and Edinburgh
1964:
Left California and returned to New York
1920:
Made drama critic for <i>Ainslee's Magazine</i>; also contributed to magazines <i>Smart Set, Saturday Evening Post</i>, and <i>Life</i>, among others
1926:
Second suicide attempt
1931:
Third suicide attempt
1969:
West End revue based on her writings, "As Dorothy Parker Once Said..."
1937:
Co-founded Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
1946:
Divorced Campbell
1926:
European tour
1919:
First meeting of Algonquin Hotel 'round table' group, headed by Alexander Woollcott
1929:
Moved to Hollywood with MGM contract; returned in three months
1950:
Named in pamphlet Red Channels as communist sympathizer and is "greylisted"
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Taught English at California State College
1937:
Traveled to Spain to report on the civil war for <i>New Masses</i> magazine
1924:
With Elmer Rice wrote Broadway play "Close Harmony"
1917:
Appointed theatre critic for <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine
1927:
Book reviewer for <i>The New Yorker</i>
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Born in West End, New Jersey to a Jewish father and British mother
1928:
Divorced husband Parker after years of separation
1925:
Member of advisory committee overseeing the founding of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine by Harold Ross
1953:
With Arnaud d'Usseau wrote play, "Ladies of the Corridor"; Harold Clurman directed
1955:
Collaborated with d'Usseau on play "The Ice Age" but it remained unproduced
1922:
Collaborated with Robert Benchley on one-act play "Nero" for inclusion in revue "The 49ers/No Siree"
1931:
Contributed material to revue "Shoot the Works"
1963:
Death of Alan Campbell
1920:
Fired by <i>Vanity Fair</i>
1937:
Helped organize Screenwriters Guild
1934:
Married writer/actor Alan Campbell
1950:
Remarried Alan Campbell
1934:
She and Campbell go to Hollywood under contract to Paramount
1937:
She and Campbell have successive contracts with Goldwyn, MGM and Columbia
1915:
Was a writer for <i>Vogue</i> magazine
1939:
With Campbell adapted Hungarian play "The Happiest Man" by Miklos Laszlo; unproduced
1924:
With George S Kaufman wrote "Business is Business", one act curtain raiser to accompany premiere run of film "Beggars on Horseback"
1914:
Worked as pianist for a dance school

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