Doris Betts

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Birthday
4, 1932
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Apr 21, 2012 (79)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1932
Birthplace
North Carolina
Death Date
Apr 21, 2012 (79)

About

An American writer of six novels and three collections of short stories, she is best known for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories (1973). Her popular short story, The Ugliest Pilgrim, was made into both an Academy Award-winning live action film and a stage musical.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she worked for several years as a newspaper reporter. She later taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Trivia

She won a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Family Life

She married judge Lowry Betts. The couple became parents to a son named Erskine.

Associated With

She and Theodore C. Blegen both received Guggenheim Fellowships.