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Born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died
Birth NameElisabeth Wehner

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Betty Smith was born on December 15, 1896 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Elisabeth Wehner. She was a writer, known for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), Joy in the Morning (1965) and Hour Glass (1946). She died on January 17, 1972.

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Popular American novelist and playwright. Her best-selling work, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", was based on her own childhood experiences growing up in a New York slum.

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