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Clare Boothe Luce
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    (March 10, 1903-October 9, 1987)
    Birth name was Anne Clare Boothe
    Writer & managing editor of Vanity Fair magazine (1929-34)
    Married Time magazine managing editor Henry Luce (November 23, 1935)
    Launched Life photojournalism magazine with husband (November 23, 1936)
    World War II correspondent for Time and Life magazines
    Elected to two terms (R-Conn.) U.S. House of Representatives (1943-1947)
    U.S. Ambassador to Italy (March 1953-January 1957)
    Member of President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1973-77; 1982-87)
    Wrote the plays 'Abide With Me (1935),' 'The Women (1936),' 'Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1938),' 'Margin of Error (1939),' 'Child of the Morning (1951)' and 'Slam the Door Softly (1970)'
    Wrote the screenplay 'Come to the Stable (1949)'
    Wrote the books 'Stuffed Shirts (1933)' and 'Europe in the Spring (1940)'
    Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan (1983)
    Died of brain cancer at age 84
    She was an activist in the women's suffrage movement.
    She had a nervous breakdown.
    She experimented with LSD.
    She had a long term extramarital affair with financier and presidential adviser, Bernard Baruch.
    After securing exclusive rights to the JFK assassination film footage, she refused to let the film be shown in its entirety for exam, fueling conspiracy theories.
    Her father abandoned the family when she was nine.
    At age 10 she was an understudy for Mary Pickford on Broadway.
    Her first husband was a violent alcoholic who beat her.
    She received inside information about a possible attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and relayed it to the F.B.I., but was ignored.
    Her only child, Ann Brokaw, was killed in a car crash at age 19 while attending Stanford University (January 11, 1944).
    She was the first to break the news of the build-up of Russian missiles in Cuba in 1962.
    Several famed quotes are attributed to her, including 'No good deed goes unpunished,' and 'Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.'

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