Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy birthday, Mary Roberts Rinehart; William Goldman.

Mary Roberts Rinehart, creator of nurse-detective Hilda Adams (aka Miss Pinkerton), and hugely successful over a writing career that spanned some 40 years, was born today in 1876; and author-screenwriter William Goldman turns 77 today. Goldman won Oscars for his screenplays of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as well as All the President's Men, and his books include The Princess Bride and Marathon Man.

About the photo: Mary Roberts Rinehart (center) is made an honorary member of the Blackfeet Indian tribe, May 31, 1923. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, reproduction number LC-USZ62-108080.

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