Edna Ferber

Ferber in 1928 Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning ''So Big'' (1924), ''Show Boat'' (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), ''Cimarron'' (1930; adapted into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), ''Giant'' (1952; made into the 1956 film of the same name) and ''Ice Palace'' (1958), which also received a film adaptation in 1960. She helped adapt her short story "Old Man Minick", published in 1922, into a play (''Minick'') and it was thrice adapted to film, in 1925 as the silent film ''Welcome Home'', in 1932 as ''The Expert'', and in 1939 as ''No Place to Go''. Provided by Wikipedia
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