Fania Marinoff by Arnold Genthe, 1913
|Born||March 20, 1890
Odessa, Russian Empire
|Died||November 17, 1971
Englewood, New Jersey
Cause of death
|Spouse(s)||Carl Van Vechten (1914-1964)|
Born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine), she was the youngest of 13 siblings. She came to the United States as a young child with her elder brother Louis, whom she lived with until she joined a traveling play company around the age of fourteen. She married Carl Van Vechten in 1914. They had met two years earlier, and their marriage lasted over 50 years, despite rumors of Van Vechten's homosexuality.
She died in 1971 in Englewood, New Jersey from pneumonia.
- New York Review of Books Thumbnail Bio "Carl Van Vechten"
- Van Vechten, Carl (2003). Kellner, Bruce, ed. The Splendid Drunken Twenties: Selections from the Daybooks, 1922-30. University of Illinois Press. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0-252-02848-1.
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