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Clare Booth Luce

(1903—1987)


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(1903–1987),

wrote the plays The Women (1936), satirizing wealthy women in the U.S.; Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1938), ridiculing Hollywood's star system; and Margin for Error (1940), a melodrama about the murder of a Nazi consul. Europe in the Spring (1940) recounts travels in Allied countries and recommends an American crusade for world democracy. She was married to Henry Robinson Luce (1898–1967), the publisher of Time, and served as U.S. representative from Connecticut (1943–47) and U.S. ambassador to Italy (1953–56).

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