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Parker, Dorothy

Arthur F. Kinney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1947 words.

Parker, Dorothy (22 August 1893–07 June 1967), writer, was born prematurely to J. Henry Rothschild, a clothing salesman, and Eliza A. Marston in West End, New Jersey. For Parker, the...

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Smith, Thorne

Melissa McFarland Pennell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 746 words.

Smith, Thorne (27 March 1891–20 June 1934), author and screenwriter, was born James Thorne Smith, Jr., at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the son of Commodore James Thorne...

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