Dorothy Parker

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Birth Name: Dorothy Parker
Born: 08/22/1891
Birth Place: West End, New Jersey, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 06/07/1967

Born Dorothy Rothschild on Aug. 22, 1891 in Long Branch, NJ, Parker was raised by her Jewish-American father, Jacob, and her British mother, Eliza. Just shy of Parker's fifth birthday, her mother died and her father remarried a woman she refused to acknowledge as her stepmother, let alone her mother. In fact, Parker claimed to have grown up in an unhappy and even abusive environment, which many historians believed could explain her later descents into self-destructive behavior. While attending Catholic school at the Blessed Sacrament Academy, Parker was asked to leave after displaying her caustic wit in taking a jab at the Immaculate Conception. In 1903, her stepmother died and Parker finish... Continue Bio >>

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