Birthplace: New York City
While bedridden with measles as a young divorced mother of three, Dorothy Kingsley proclaimed that she could write better material than she was hearing on the radio. She moved her family to New York and quickly became one of the most successful women writers in radio. Soon, however, Kingsley relocated to Hollywood and wrote for movie musicals, becoming one of the most respected writers in her field, renowned for her quick wit, sharp mind, and ability to fix any ailing script. Her many screenplays included Bathing Beauty (1944), Kiss Me Kate (1953), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Pal Joey (1957), and Can-Can (1960).Died: 9/26/1997
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