First American movie columnist who had columns featured in 400 newspapers that were read by 20 million people worldwide. She was labeled the Queen of Hollywood for a period of time.
She decided to become a writer while attending high school where she wrote and gave a speech at her graduation.
She published her memoirs, The Gay Illiterate, in 1944.
She was married three times and had a daughter, Harriet, in 1906.
She once lived in the town of Dixon, Illinois which was also the hometown of Ronald Reagan.