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Clare Boothe Luce Facts

Clare Boothe Luce was an American author, politician, U.S. Ambassador and public conservative figure. She was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. A versatile author, she is best known for her 1936 hit play The Women, which had an all-female cast. Her writings extended from drama and screen scenarios to fiction, journalism, and war reportage. She was the wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. Politically, Luce was a leading conservative in later life and was well known for her anti-communism. In her youth, she briefly aligned herself with the liberalism of President Franklin Roosevelt as a protege of Bernard Baruch, but later became an outspoken critic of Roosevelt. (1903 – 1987)

Quotes by Clare Boothe Luce

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable
Clare Boothe Luce

No good deed goes unpunished.
Clare Boothe Luce

There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
Clare Boothe Luce

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