Fannie Hurst
Date of Birth
Oct 19, 1885
Birth Place:
Hamilton, OH

Biography

Fannie Hurst was one of the most popular novelists in America from the 1910s through the 1940s, and saw dozens of films made from her books and stories. One of the foremost Jewish-American writers of her generation -- alongside her almost exact contemporary, Edna Ferber -- Hurst's work captured elements of lower- and middle-class urban life, especially among ethnic and racial minorities that had...