Jerome, Helen (b. 1883)

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Jerome, Helen (b. 1883)

English playwright. Born May 10, 1883, in London, England; m. George D. Ali.

Contributed short stories to magazines and newspapers in Sydney and was subsequently dramatic critic for Melbourne Dramatic News; adapted Austen's Pride and Prejudice which was 1st produced at St. James's Theatre (Feb 1936); other adaptations include Limelight, Jany Eyre, Charlotte Corday and All the Comforts of Home; dramatizations became the basis for two screenplays: Conquest (starring Greta Garbo as Marie Walewska, 1937) and Pride and Prejudice (starring Greer Garson, 1940); also wrote Petals in the Wind and The Secret of Woman.

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