Dorothy Thompson

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Birthday
9, 1893
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 30, 1961 (67)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1893
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 30, 1961 (67)

About

The First Lady of Journalism, she reported for the New York Herald Tribune from the 1930s, and wrote a popular column well into the '50s.

Before Fame

She scored an exclusive interview with the Empress of Austria during WWI and after the war, she began reporting on the Nazi movement in Germany.

Trivia

Her New York Herald Tribune column On the Record, which was eventually syndicated to over 150 other papers. She warned within its lines about the threat of Adolf Hitler coming into power.

Family Life

She was married to the muckraking journalist and novelist Sinclair Lewis.

Associated With

She was fired from the Tribune after endorsing Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, but her reputation by then was too solid to suffer for it.

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