Dorothy Graffe Van Doren
|Dorothy Graffe Van Doren|
May 2, 1896
San Francisco, California
|Died||February 21, 1993
|Spouse(s)||Mark Van Doren (1922–1972;
|Children||Charles Van Doren (born 1926)
John Van Doren
Dorothy Graffe (May 2, 1896 – February 21, 1993) was an American novelist.
Early life and career
In 1922 she married Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Van Doren; she would later detail their relationship in her 1959 novel, The Professor and I. Their eldest son Charles Van Doren became famous after winning the rigged game show Twenty-One. She was played by actress Elizabeth Wilson in the film dramatizing the ensuing scandal, Quiz Show.
- Strangers. Doran, 1926.
- Flowering Quince. Doubleday, 1928.
- Brother and Brother. Doubleday, 1930.
- Those First Affections. Houghton, 1938.
- Dacey Hamilton. Harper, 1942.
- The Country Wife. Sloane, 1950.
- The Professor and I. Appleton, 1959.
- Men, Women and Cats. Appleton, 1962.
- "Dorothy Van Doren, Author and Editor, 96". New York Times. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- "Van Doren Dies at Age 78; Poet Taught Here 39 Years". Columbia Daily Spectator. XCVII (57): 4. 12 December 1972.
- Pegels, C. Carl. "Mark van Doren [1894-1972]". New Netherland Institute. New Netherland Institute. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
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