Based on a handout from Mrs Kim's class
- Born in 1893 in New Jersey
- Depressing childhood; her father, mother and brother had all died by age 20.
- In 1915, her poem "Any Porch" was published by Vanity Fair
- She obtained a job at Vanity Fair as a theater critic, but was fired in 1920
- She married a stockbroker in 1917, but they divorced by 1928.
- In 1919, she began to dine with a group of intellectuals known as the Algonquin Round Table, a group of witty cynics who continued to meet for another two decades.
- Throughout the 1920's, she worked as a screenwriter, critic, and poet.
- In the late 1920's and early 1930's, she published two books of poetry, as well as several short stories.
- In the mid-1930's, she married Alan Campbell, a screenwriter. They divorced in 1949, and remarried in 1962.
- Campbell and she became screenwriting partners and moved to Hollywood in 1935. They won an Academy Award together for writing A Star is Born in 1937.
- In the 1950's, during the McCarthy witch-hunt, she was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. She refused to cooperate and was blacklisted, bringing her career in Hollywood to an end.
- At this point, she reverted to poetry, short stories, and book reviews.
- She died in 1967 of a heart attack.
A sample of Dorothy Parker's Poetry.