Summary: author whose 1944 novel Forever Amber about the sexual adventures of a young woman is considered the forerunner of the modern romance novel whose book was condemned by the morality board and banned in Boston (and made into a film starring Linda Darnell), and who was briefly married to bandleader Artie Shaw.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: October 16, 1919
Died: May 26, 2003
Location: New York City, New York