BY: Chad Rhodes
Rita Mae Brown is an outstanding writer.
In 1973 I had the opportunity to read Ruby Fruit Jungle at the tender age of 13 years old. What an eye opening adventure. I laughed, I cried, but mainly I wondered what it was like to be these characters. Every day after school I would rush home and shut my door and dive into the book. I would read until my mom called us for dinner. I thank Rita Mae Brown for opening my mind and giving me the opportunity to read and experience this book.
- Born: Nov 28, 1944 (age 75) · Hanover, PA
- Romance: Fannie Flagg · Martina Navratilova
- Education: Union Institute & University · University of Florida · School of Visual Arts · New York University · Broward College
- Nominations: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing – Variety Series (1982) · Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction (1988)
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|1968:||In 1968, she received a certificate in cinematography from the New York School of Visual Arts.|
|1970:||She played a leading role in the “Lavender Menace” zap of the Second Congress to Unite Women on 1 May 1970, which protested Friedan’s remarks and the exclusion of lesbians from the women’s movement.|
|1973:||Starting in 1973, Brown lived in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.|
|1976:||Brown received a Ph.D. in literature from Union Institute & University in 1976 and holds a doctorate in political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.|
|1978:||In 1978, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where she lived briefly with American author, screenwriter and actor Fannie Flagg, whom she met at a party hosted by Marlo Thomas.|
|1982:||In 1982, Brown wrote a screenplay parodying the slasher genre titled Sleepless Nights; retitled The Slumber Party Massacre, the producers decided to play it seriously, and it was given a limited release theatrically.|