Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce (1903 – 1987) was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. 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 and Fortune.

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The “Real” Reason

This text is excerpted, with permission, from the third part of a three—part article by Mrs. Luce published in McCall’s in February, March, and April 1947. The earlier parts describe with simple eloquence Clare’s spiritual and intellectual development from her childhood on, leading up to the moment in which she could write: “What strikes “a … Read more

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