Jay Presson Allen

Playwright, TV Writer

1922 – 2006

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Who was Jay Presson Allen?

Jay Presson Allen was an American screenwriter, playwright, stage director, television producer and novelist. Known for her withering wit and sometimes-off-color wisecracks, she was one of the few women making a living as a screenwriter at a time when women were a rarity in the profession. "You write to please yourself," she said, "The only office where there's no superior is the office of the scribe."

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Born
Mar 3, 1922
San Angelo
Also known as
  • Jacqueline Presson
  • Jay Allen
  • Jay Presson
  • Sara Schiff
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Fort Worth
Died
May 1, 2006
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013