The Wisdom of Eve

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The Wisdom of Eve is a short story by Mary Orr. The story formed the basis for the Academy Award winning film All About Eve. The nine-page story first appeared in Cosmopolitan in May 1946. The story was loosely based upon a woman who had been the secretary of Viennese actress Elisabeth Bergner.[1]


  1. ^ Fox, Margalit (2006-10-06). "Mary Orr, 95, an Author Who Inspired ‘All About Eve’, Is Dead". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-07.