Florence Atwater

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Birthday
13, 1896
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Aug 23, 1979 (82)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1896
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Aug 23, 1979 (82)

About

Co-wrote the children's classic book Mr. Poppers Penguins with her husband Richard Atwater. The book was not accepted for publication in its first two attempts, however, following Richard's stroke, she revised the story and the rest is history.

Before Fame

She studied French Literature at the University of Chicago and worked for The Chicago Literary Monthly as a co-editor.

Trivia

She wrote for publications such as The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Family Life

She married Richard Atwater in 1921 and was with him until he departed in 1948. They had two children Doris and Carroll.

Associated With

Jim Carrey starred in the film adaptation of Mr. Popper's Penguins in 2011.