Alice Duer Miller

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Birthday
28, 1874
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 22, 1942 (68)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1874
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 22, 1942 (68)

About

American poet, writer, and suffragist remembered for Forsaking All Others, The White Cliffs, and Are Women People? Her 1916 novel, Come Out of the Kitchen, was made into both a play and a film.

Before Fame

She was born into a prominent New York family; however, her family had lost its fortune by the time Miller began her studies at Barnard College, so she wrote and published to help pay her way to degrees in astronomy and mathematics.

Trivia

Her great great grandfather, William Duer, signed the U.S. Articles of Confederation in 1778.

Family Life

She married Henry Wise Miller in 1899 and lived with him and their young son in Costa Rica for a time before returning to New York in 1903.

Associated With

Her verse novel, The White Cliffs, was made into The White Cliffs of Dover, a 1944 film starring Irene Dunne.