Knowledge Identifier: +Dorothy_Baker
Born in 1907.
Countries: United States (54%), California (38%), (8%)
Main connections: California, Bix Beiderbecke, Master of Arts
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Dorothy Baker was born in 1907
Baker attended Whittier College, transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she graduated in 1929
This is where she met her future husband, the poet Howard Baker whom she married in 1930
For a short while, she taught French and Spanish in a high school in Oakland, California, California but she went back to UCLA to complete her Master of Arts in French in 1934
In 1938 she wrote her first novel, "Young Man with a Horn", based on the life of notable jazz cornet player, Bix Beiderbecke
- In 1938, Dorothy Baker borrowed the titles of her friend Otis Ferguson's two articles and published the novel "Young Man with a Horn"
Baker received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her next book in 1942
The next one was "Our Gifted Son" in 1948
In 1950, it was made into a movie of the same name with Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day
She wrote "Cassandra at the Wedding" in 1962, whose subject was identical twin sisters who were especially close
In 1967, she co-wrote the script of "The Ninth Day" in Playhouse 90
Dorothy Baker died in 1968
On June 17, 1968, Baker died of cancer at the age of 61 in Terra Bella, California