Marcia Davenport

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Birthday
9, 1903
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 16, 1996 (92)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1903
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 16, 1996 (92)

About

An American author and music critic, she is most famous for The Valley of Decision, a literary saga that describes the economic panic of 1873 and the rise of American industry.

Before Fame

She worked as an advertising copywriter and later joined the staff of the New Yorker as an editor.

Trivia

Two of her novels-- East Side, West Side and The Valley of Decision-- were made into films.

Family Life

With her first husband, Frank D. Clarke, she had a daughter named Patricia. She later married editor Russell Davenport.

Associated With

She was the first American to write a biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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