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Margaret Mitchell

Margaret MitchellBorn: 8-Nov-1900
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Died: 16-Aug-1949
Location of death: Atlanta, GA
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile
Remains: Buried, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gone With the Wind

At the world premiere of the movie based on her best-selling Civil War novel Gone with the Wind, during the sweeping scene where the camera shows hundreds of wounded Confederate soldiers on the battlefield, her husband, John Marsh, leaned toward Mitchell and loudly whispered, "If we'd had that many soldiers we'd have won the war."

Father: Eugene Muse Mitchell (president of Atlanta Historical Society)
Mother: Maybelle Stevens (d. 1919 influenza pandemic)
Brother: Stephens Mitchell (managed copyright of GWTW after Margaret's death)
Husband: Red Berrien Upshaw (m. 2-Sep-1922, div. 1924)
Husband: John R. Marsh (m. Jul-1925, until her death)

    University: Smith College (1922)

    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1937 for Gone with the Wind

Author of books:
Gone With the Wind (1936, novel)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #2168 (1 cent, issued 30-Jun-1986)



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