Dare Wright

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About Dare Wright

Dare Wright (December 3, 1914 – January 25, 2001) was a Canadian American children's author, model and photographer. Born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, Wright spent most of her childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she was raised by her mother, the portrait artist Edith Stevenson Wright, while her brother, Blaine, went to live with his father, Ivan Wright, a theater critic in New York City. The siblings did not meet again until Dare moved to New York City in her twenties. Wright's mother died in 1975 and her brother in 1985. After that she withdrew into seclusion and alcoholism in her apartment just off Fifth Avenue. Wright died on January 25, 2001 at the age of 86 in Manhattan. She had been admitted to Goldwater Memorial Hospital on Roosevelt Island in May 1995 after suffering respiratory failure and being placed on a ventilator. In 1957, she photographed her childhood Lenci doll, Edith, along with two teddy bears bought at FAO Schwarz, for her first children's book, titled The Lonely Doll. The book made The New York Times Best Seller list for children's books. In November 2010, The British Newspaper The Guardian named The Lonely Doll one of

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