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Lillian Hellman

Lillian HellmanAKA Lillian Florence Hellman

Born: 20-Jun-1905
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Died: 30-Jun-1984
Location of death: Martha's Vineyard, MA
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Abel's Hill Cemetery, Chilmark, MA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Little Foxes

Father: Max Hellman
Mother: Julia Newhouse
Husband: Arthur Kober (playwright, m. 1925, div. 1932)
Boyfriend: Dashiell Hammett (for thirty years, until his death in 1961)

    University: New York University (attended 1922-25)
    University: BA, Columbia University (1925)
    University: MA, Tufts University (1940)
    Law School: LLD, Wheaton College
    Teacher: University of California at Berkeley
    Teacher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Teacher: Hunter College

    American Academy of Arts and Letters (Dec-1962)
    American Committee to Save Refugees
    Artists' Front to Win the War
    Authors League of America
    Communist Party USA (1938-40)
    Drama League
    Dramatists Guild of America
    Friends of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
    Hollywood Anti-Fascist League
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League
    Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee
    League of American Writers
    League of Women Shoppers Vice President
    Medical Aid to Russia
    Medical Bureau and North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy
    Motion Picture Artists Committee
    National Committee for People's Rights
    National Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism
    National Council of American-Soviet Friendship
    National Council of Arts and Sciences and Professions
    National Institute of Arts and Letters (May-1946)
    Screen Writers Guild
    Spanish Refugee Relief Campaign
    Stars for Democracy
    National Book Award for Arts and Letters 1970 for An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir
    Traveled to the USSR 1944
    HUAC Hearings (21-May-1952)
    Took the Fifth (21-May-1952)
    Heart Attack (30-Jun-1984)
    Hollywood Blacklist
    German Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Ophidiophobia, Smoking

Author of books:
An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir (1969, memoir)
Pentimento: A Book of Portraits (1973, memoir)
Scoundrel Time (1976, memoir)
Maybe: A Story (1980, roman a clef)

Wrote plays:
The Children's Hour (1934)
Dark Angel (1935)
These Three (1936)
Dead End (1937)
Little Foxes (1939)
Watch on the Rhine (1940)
The North Star (1943)
Another Part of the Forest (1946)
Toys in the Attic (1959)
My Mother, My Father, and Me (1963, adapted from How Much? by Burt Blechman)

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