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Hanff, Helenelocked

(1916–1997)
  • M. Clare Loughlin-Chow

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Hanff, Helene (1916–1997), writer and Anglophile in the USA, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on 15 April 1916, the third child and only daughter of Arthur Hanff and his wife, Miriam, née Levy. In his youth, her father had a short-lived career 'as a song-and-dance man', but later settled down with her mother and became a shirt salesman. His love of the theatre persisted, however, and ...

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