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Born: October 18, 1885

Died: February 23, 1968 (aged 82)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Fannie Hurst was an American novelist. Although her books are not well remembered today, during her lifetime some of her more famous novels were Stardust, Lummox, A President is Born, Back Street, and Imitation of Life. Hurst is now best known for the screen adaptations of her works, such as the 1934 film Imitation of Life and the 1959 remake, based on her novel, which examined race relations.

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