American short story author and editor whose early literary work inspired the 1945
She lived and wrote in New York City's Ansonia building during her teenage years.
She worked in the 1980s and 1990s as a features editor of Gifts & Decorative Accessories.
She was invited to Hollywood to consult on a screenplay based on her short story; however, her father refused to let her take the trip.
She wrote a short story during her teen years that inspired Anchors Aweigh, a 1945 musical comedy film starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Kathryn Grayson.