Dorothy Parker
(1893-1967)

Died aged c. 74

Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in publications such as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed when her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist. Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker." Nevertheless, her literary output and reputation for sharp wit have endured.

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Dorothy Parker 1893-1967. The popular poet, critic, short story writer, screenwriter and champion for social justice lived here as a teenager. Parker resided here with her father, J. Henry Rothschild in 1910.

310 West 80th, New York, NY, United States where they lived

Harold Ross 1892-1951 The magazine editor, who said "if you can't be funny, be interesting", lived here when he founded The New Yorker in 1925. At his 1923 "housewarming" were Dorothy Parker, Harpo Marx, and George Gershwin.

412 West 47th Street, NY 10036, New York, NY, United States where they attended a housewarming

The Algonquin Hotel. Site of the legendary Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s, where such acid-tongued wits as Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Alexander Woollcott traded barbs and bon mots daily over lunch. The century's literary luminaries -- William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Harold Ross of The New Yorker, Gertrude Stein and James Thurber, among countless others -- also found a haven within its oak-lined walls.

The Algonquin Hotel, West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States where they was

Dorothy Parker birthplace Site of the summer cottage of Dorothy Parker. Short story writer, critic and poet. Member of the Algonquin Round Table. Champion for social justice. Born here in West End, New Jersey August 22, 1893 is designated a Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.

732 Ocean Avenue, West End, NJ, United States where they was born (1893)