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April 11, 2013

Dorothy Parker Closes

Dorothy Parker   (1893 - 1967)

Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967)

On this day in 1931, Dorothy Parker stepped down as drama critic for The New Yorker, so ending the “Reign of Terror” she endured while reviewing plays, and that others endured while being reviewed by her. Parker was a drama critic for only a half-dozen years in a 50-year career, but her Broadway days brought her first fame and occasioned some of her most memorable lines.

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