Clare Boothe Luce


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
April 10, 1903

Died
October 09, 1987

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Ann Clare Boothe Luce was an American author, politician, U.S. Ambassador (Brazil and Italy) and public conservative figure. She was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. She served as a United States congresswoman from the 4th district in Connecticut from 1943 - 1947.

A versatile author, she is best known for her 1936 hit play The Women, which had an all-female cast.

Her writings extended from drama and screen scenarios to fiction, journalism and war reportage. She was the wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated.

Politically, Luce was a leading conservative in later life and was well known for her anti-communism. In her youth, she briefly aligned herself with the libera
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The Women

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Saints for Now

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Stuffed Shirts

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“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes." ~ ' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes." -”
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