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Her husband, who was sentenced to 15 years in the federal prison at McNeil Island last April for robbery of the Hillsdale branch of Multnomah Bank, also was charged with the store holdup.
Her reputed last words, uttered as the assassin was about to strike, were " Smite my womb ", the implication here being she wished to be destroyed first in that part of her body that had given birth to so " abominable a son.
Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848.
* Her fourth and last marriage was to Barry Comden ( born 1935 – died 2009 ), who was roughly a decade younger, from April 14, 1976 until 1981.
Her last courtship was with Francis, Duke of Anjou, 22 years her junior.
Her last novel was Daniel Deronda, published in 1876, whereafter she and Lewes moved to Witley, Surrey ; but by this time Lewes's health was failing and he died two years later on 30 November 1878.
Her last acting role before becoming a director was the 1933 U. S .- German co-productions of the Arnold Fanck-directed, German-language SOS Eisberg and the Tay Garnett-directed, English-language SOS Iceberg.
Her last Broadway appearance was as Mrs. Warren in George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession, produced by Joseph Papp at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in 1976.
Her work had tailed off during the last few years of her life because of her illness, and as some townspeople misinterpreted the effects of the increasing doses of laudanum she was taking for the pain, there had been gossip in Lyme that she had a drinking problem.
Her last feature film appearance was a cameo as herself in MGM's Main Street to Broadway in 1953.
Her last movie was Regina Roma ( 1982 ), a direct-to-video release.
Her last words ( to her housekeeper Carmen ), were reportedly, " I'm so tired ," before she died of pneumonia at the age of 67.
Her testament of June 6, 1939 states, " I beg the Lord to take my life and my death … for all concerns of the sacred hearts of Jesus and Mary and the holy church, especially for the preservation of our holy order, in particular the Carmelite monasteries of Cologne and Echt, as atonement for the unbelief of the Jewish People and that the Lord will be received by his own people and his kingdom shall come in glory, for the salvation of Germany and the peace of the world, at last for my loved ones, living or dead, and for all God gave to me: that none of them shall go astray.
Her epitaph says, in part, " Her bright, energetic spirit, undaunted by suffering to the last, and ever working for the welfare of those around her, made a short life long.
Her last words were " Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it ", to Henri Sanson the executioner, whose foot she had accidentally stepped on after climbing the scaffold.
Her first three marriages ended in divorce ; the last ended with the death of husband Al Steele.
Her last public appearance was September 23, 1974, at a party honoring her old friend Rosalind Russell at New York's Rainbow Room.
Her last film of the 1980s was opposite partner Kurt Russell for the third time in the comedy Overboard ( 1987 ).
Edward wrote fondly of his mother in his memoirs: " Her soft voice, her cultivated mind, the cosy room overflowing with personal treasures were all inseparable ingredients of the happiness associated with this last hour of a child's day ...
Her last films made abroad were Beyond All Limits ( Mexican-American production, 1957 ) with Jack Palance, Faustina ( Spain, 1957 ), Sonatas ( Spain, 1957 ) directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and La Fievre Monte a El Pao ( French-Mexican production, 1959 ) directed by Luis Buñuel.
Her last husband was a French banker, Alex Berger, whom she married in 1956.
Her benefactors gone, and her own health in decline, she made her last appearance on the stage in Edinburgh in 1785.
Her first appearance on film is as the baby in the very last shot of her mother's film, In the Good Old Summertime ( 1949 ).
Her vociferous disapproval of Meg's impending engagement to the impoverished Mr. Brooke becomes the proverbial " last straw " that actually causes Meg to accept his proposal.

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Her first appearance in a full-length novel was in The Murder at the Vicarage in 1930.
Her award-winning 1974 novel The Dispossessed, a book in the Hainish Cycle, tells of the invention of the ansible.
Her 1872 work, Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes.
Her first complete novel, published in 1859, was Adam Bede and was an instant success, but it prompted an intense interest in who this new author might be.
Her latest and third adult novel Summer Sisters ( 1998 ) was widely praised and has sold more than 3 million copies.
Her subsequent novel The Dispossessed made her the first person to win both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel twice for the same two books.
Her novel The Farthest Shore won the 1973 National Book Award in category Children's Books.
Her 1971 novel The Lathe of Heaven has been adapted twice: first in 1980 by thirteen / WNET New York, with her own participation, and again in 2002 by the A & E Network.
* Pervical Everett, For Her Dark Skin ( novel, 1990 )
Her most famous novel was Madame de ..., published in 1951, which was adapted into the celebrated film The Earrings of Madame de ... ( 1953 ), directed by Max Ophüls and starring Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio de Sica.
Her novel Quartet in Autumn ( 1977 ) was nominated for the Booker Prize that year, and she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Her comeback novel, Quartet in Autumn ( 1977 ), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and her work found new audiences in the United States.
Her next role would significantly reinforce her position as a bona fide international movie star, The English Patient, based on the prize winning novel by Michael Ondaatje and directed by Anthony Minghella, was a worldwide hit.
Her first novel, Les variations Goldberg ( 1981 ), was awarded the Prix Contrepoint and was shortlisted for the Prix Femina.
Her latest novel is Infrarouge ( 2010 ).
* A race of vampire-like creatures in the Tim Powers novel The Stress of Her Regard
Her last novel, Unless, contains a passionate defense of female writers who write of ' domestic ' subjects.
Her first novel, Bonheur d ' occasion ( 1945 ), gave a starkly realistic portrait of the lives of people in Saint-Henri, a working-class neighbourhood of Montreal.
Her first novel, Seven Poor Men of Sydney ( 1934 ) dealt with the lives of radicals and dockworkers, but she was not a practitioner of social realism.
Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck, often regarded as an equally fine novel, was officially banned in Australia for several years because it was considered amoral and salacious.
Her novel La plaça del diamant (' The diamond square ', translated as ' The Time of the Doves ', 1962 ) has become the most acclaimed Catalan novel of all time and since the year it was published for the first time, it has been translated into over 20 languages.

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