Legendary screenwriter who is best known for her screenplays like The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973), The Deadly Trap (1971), and Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970).
While studying at Western Reserve University, she wrote for the college's literary magazine.
She won two Emmy awards during her lengthy career.
She married Frank Perry, a director.
She and filmmaker Tyler Perry both wrote films centered on the angry female narrative.