Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy birthday, Clare Boothe Luce

It is the birthday of writer Clare Boothe Luce (1903), who served as editor of Vanity Fair magazine, wrote the hit Broadway play The Women (1936), served as a Republican congresswoman from Connecticut, and later, as U.S. Ambassador to Italy. Her husband was Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated magazines. She wrote for Life and occasionally for Time, though her husband discouraged that because he didn't want to be accused of nepotism. She always claimed to have given her husband the idea for Life magazine. Her achievements were her own, though, born of driving ambition and quick wit. Among her most famous lines: "A hospital is no place to be sick." "Widowhood is a fringe benefit of marriage." "No good deed goes unpunished."

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