Marion Donovan

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Birthday
15, 1917
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Nov 4, 1998 (81)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1917
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Nov 4, 1998 (81)

About

Entrepreneur best remembered for inventing disposable, waterproof diapers. She also worked as an editor at both Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines.

Before Fame

She received a degree in English from Pennsylvania's Rosemont College and went on to study architecture at Yale University.

Trivia

In the 1980s, she invented a floss-like product called DentaLoop.

Family Life

She grew up in Indiana as the daughter of a manufacturing plant executive and fellow inventor. Her two marriages -- to James Donovan and James Butler -- produced a total of two children.

Associated With

She and fellow American woman Elizabeth Hazan both had successful careers as inventors (Hazan developed an antifungal and antibiotic medication).