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Francoise Sagan
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    (June 21, 1935-September 24, 2004)
    Born in Carjarc, France
    Birth name was Francoise Quoirez
    Wrote 'Bonjour Tristesse' (1954), 'A Certain Smile' (1955), 'Aimez-vous Brahms?' (1959), 'La Chamade' (1965), 'Sunlight on Cold Water' (1969), 'Scars on the Soul' (1972), 'The Unmade Bed' (1977), and 'The Painted Lady' (1981)
    Directed 'The Blue Ferns' (1977)
    Growing up, she was expelled from a series of convent schools.
    She flunked out of the Sorbonne.
    She declared marriage hopelessly dull, but was wed twice.
    She chain smoked.
    She was arrested twice for cocaine possession.
    She was convicted of tax fraud (2002).
    Her later books became increasingly formulaic.
    She took her pen name from a character in Marcel Proust's 'In Search of Lost Time.'
    She wrote the best seller 'Bonjour Tistesse' at age 18.
    Her characters, like J. D. Salinger's, became icons for disillusioned teens.
    She had a long-term lesbian affair with French Playboy editor Annick Geille after being interviewed for the magazine.
    She said, 'A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.'

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