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Kathleen Winsor
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    (October 16, 1919-May 26, 2003)
    Born in Olivia, Minnesota
    Wrote 'Forever Amber' (1944), 'Star Money' (1950), 'The Lovers' (1952), 'America with Love' (1954), 'Calais' (1979), 'Jacintha' (1984) and 'Robert and Arabella' (1986)
    She became embittered that none of her other novels had the success of her first.
    'Forever Amber' was banned in 14 states and pre-emptively condemned by the Hays Office before the film rights were even sold.
    Ten days after divorcing her first husband, she married Artie Shaw, even though he had castigated his then-wife Ava Gardner for reading the 'trashy' Forever Amber.
    The marriage with Shaw lasted 18 months, after which she married her divorce attorney.
    At 18, she made a list of her goals in life, one of which was to write a bestselling novel.
    Thanks to the controversy, 'Forever Amber' sold 100,000 copies in its first week of release.
    She denied writing a particularly racy novel, claiming, 'I wrote only two sexy passages and my publishers took both of them out. They put in ellipses instead. In those days, you know, you could solve everything with an ellipse.'

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