Jay Presson Allen
screenwriter, producer, playwright (1922-2006)wd:Q3163251
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: screenwriter, film producer, novelist, writer
award received: Writers Guild of America Award, Crystal Award
Jay Presson Allen (March 3, 1922 – May 1, 2006) was an American screenwriter, playwright, stage director, television producer, and novelist. Known for her withering wit and sometimes-off-color wisecracks, she was one of the few women making a living as a screenwriter at a time when women were a rarity in the profession. "You write to please yourself," she said, "The only office where there's no superior is the office of the scribe."
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