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Laura Kean Zametkin Net Worth

Laura Kean Zametkin Net Worth is
$950,000

Laura Kean Zametkin Biography

Laura Z. Hobson (June 19, 1900 – February 28, 1986) was an American novelist best known for her novel, Gentleman's Agreement.Born Laura Kean Zametkin in New York City, the twin daughter of Jewish socialist immigrants, Michael Zametkin and Adella Kean, she graduated from Cornell University. On July 23, 1930, she married Francis Thayer Hobson, owner of William Morrow and Company. In 1934, she joined the promotional staff of Time, Life, and Fortune.In 1935, her marriage ended in divorce. In 1937, she decided to adopt a baby, Michael. She became pregnant with her second son Christopher in 1941, raising both children on her own.After 1940 she devoted herself to writing. Her 1943 novel, The Trespassers, depicted refugees' flight from Nazism. On April 27, 1947, her most famous work, Gentleman's Agreement, about a gentile researching antisemitism for a national magazine, reached #1 on The New York Times best-sellers' list and sold over 1.6 million copies. She also wrote First Paper (1966), a fictionalized version of her life with her radical parents, sister and brother. A later novel, Consenting Adult (1975), about a mother dealing with her son's homosexuality, was based on her experience with her son, Christopher. It was adapted as a made-for-TV movie in 1985. She also wrote two volumes of autobiography in the 1980s.Hobson died on February 28, 1986, in New York City.

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthJune 19, 1900
Died1986-02-28
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionWriter
SpouseFrancis Thayer Hobson
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=3331637
Star SignGemini


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Her ex-husband was the ex-husband of Priscilla Fansler, who later married Alger Hiss.
2Adopted one boy, Michael, and bore another son, Christopher, after her divorce. Christopher is an author.
3Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 421-422. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
4Award-winning author of "Gentleman's Agreement", which was an Oscar-winning movie with Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, June Havoc, and Celeste Holm, about anti-Semitism.


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Consenting Adult1985TV Movie based on the novel by
The Tenth Month1979TV Movie novel
Climax!1955TV Series based upon a drama by - 1 episode
Her Twelve Men1954
Gentleman's Agreement1947novel "Gentleman's Agreement"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I've Got a Secret1952TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

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