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 received her childhood education at a New York City Catholic school. She sold her first poem to Vanity Fair magazine in 1914 and was hired as an editorial assistant for Vogue a few months later.
She was part of the Algonquin Round Table, a famous 20th-century, New York City literary circle.
She was born Dorothy Rothschild and was the daughter of Jacob Henry and Eliza Annie Rothschild. She married
She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Regan.