Dorothy Baker

Dorothy Baker

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dorothy Baker (April 21, 1907 - June 17, 1968) was an American novelist. She was born Dorothy Dodds in Missoula, Montana and raised in California. She attended Whittier College, then 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 but she then went back to UCLA to complete her Master of Arts in French in 1934. She wrote her first novel, Young Man with a Horn, in 1938, it was based on the life of notable jazz cornet player, Bix Beiderbecke. The novel was a success and she won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. In 1950, it was made into a movie of the same name with Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day. Baker received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the same book in 1942.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134919152
  • 9786134919159