Hale, Nancy (1908–1988)

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Hale, Nancy (1908–1988)

American novelist and short-story writer. Born 1908; died 1988; dau. of Philip Leslie Hale and Lilian Westcott Hale (both painters); niece of Ellen Day Hale (painter).

Studied art in Boston, MA, later wrote for Vogue magazine and The New Yorker, and was assistant editor for Vanity Fair; became 1st woman reporter at New York Times (1935); works include The Young Die Good (1932), Prodigal Woman (1942), The Sign of Jonah (1950), Dear Beast (1959), The Pattern of Perfection (1960), The Life in the Studio (1969), Mary Cassatt (1975) and The Night of the Hurricane (1978).

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