Lillian Hellman was one of the most influential and successful playwrights of her time.
Throughout her professional life she has expanded her writing into different genres, as
well as being a playwright she was a screenwriter during a popular time in Hollywood and
later in her life she wrote many popular memoirs reviewing her life. Hellman was
gripped with many obstacles in her career and personal life, including a torrid love affair
with writer Dashiell
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time,” one critic said about her work. She
was thought of as a strong woman in hard times, “I don’t have to tell you how deeply I
believe in women’s liberation. I think some of its cries are rather empty cries because I
think it all comes down to whether or not you can support yourself as well as a man can
support himself.” (Bryer dust cover) Lillian Hellman died on June 30th 1984.