The poet Dorothy Parker died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Witty American poet, screenwriter, critic, and O. Henry Award-winning short story author who often published in the New Yorker. Her best known works include Enough Rope, Sunset Gun, and Star Light, Star Bright.
She was born Dorothy Rothschild and was the daughter of Jacob Henry and Eliza Annie Rothschild. She married Alan Campbell twice, first in 1934 and again in 1950. The couple’s second shot marriage ended with Campbell’s suicide in 1963.
“I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker, no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden, no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats.” (J. Courtney Sullivan)
“What I wrote all the time when I was a kid – I don’t want to call it ‘poetry,’ because it wasn’t poetry. I was not that kind of a writer. I was a rhymer. I was a fan of Dorothy Parker’s, so maybe I wrote poetry to that extent, but my main focus was the humor of it, and word construction, and the slant. Your words, it’s a very powerful experience.” (Carrie Fisher)