Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist. Her work gained fame for its wit and satiric examination of urban life, although she herself largely dismissed the categorization of "wisecracker." Parker published her work in Vanity Fair andThe New Yorker, and was a founding member of The Algonquin Round Table, a group of writers who met for lunch each day at the Algonquin Hotel. Following 1929, when the group broke up, Parker traveled to Hollywood and found success. While she earned two Academy Award nominations, her political leanings marked her for the Hollywood Blacklist.
For the stage, Parker penned a few plays (one with Elmer Rice). Perhaps her most famous work is the original screenplay for the 1937 film A Star is Born.
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