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Temple Bailey


(Irene Temple Bailey)
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Irene Temple Bailey was a popular American novelist and short story writer.Beginning around 1902, Temple Bailey was contributing stories to national magazines.
In 1914, Bailey wrote the screenplay for the Vitagraph Studios film Auntie, and two of her novels were filmed.
She also had three of her books on the list of bestselling novels in the United States in 1918, 1922, and 1926 as determined by Publishers Weekly.Bailey never married.
She died at her apartment in Washington, D.C. on July 6, 1953. Her obituary in the New York Post estimated that her novels had sold three million copies, making her among the best paid writers in the world, and that Cosmopolitan had once given her $325,000 for three serial novels and a group of short stories.