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Rita Mae Brown
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    (November 28, 1944- )
    Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania
    Wrote the novels 'Rubyfruit Jungle,' 'In Her Day,' 'Southern Discomfort,' 'Venus Envy,' 'Riding Shotgun' and 'Alma Mater'
    Wrote the poetry collections 'The Hand That Cradles the Rock' and 'Songs to a Handsome Woman'
    Wrote the 'Mrs. Murphy' and 'Sister Jane' series of mysteries
    Wrote the autobiography 'Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble Rouser'
    She was a founding member of a lesbian feminist collective that claimed heterosexuality was the root of all oppression.
    She dated both Martina Navratrilova and Martina's ex, Judy Nelson.
    Her 'Mrs. Murphy' mysteries are 'co-authored' by her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown.
    After she was expelled from the University of Florida for participating in a civil rights rally, she won a scholarship to New York University.
    She resigned from N.O.W. to protest anti-gay remarks by Betty Friedan.
    She founded the Blue Ridge Polo Club, the first all-female polo club in the US.

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