American short story author and editor whose early literary work inspired the 1945 Frank Sinatra film Anchors Aweigh. She also worked as a journalist and editor for a fashion magazine.
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.