Elizabeth Corbett

(Elizabeth Frances Corbett)
USA flag (1878 - 1981)

Miss Corbett was a native of Aurora, Ill. She grew up in a Milwaukee suburb and won a B.A. degree at the University of Wisconsin, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. For more than 50 years Miss Corbett wrote a succession of historical or period novels that were consistently popular, particularly among women. Reviewers often termed her nostalgic works ''entertaining'' and ''friendly'' without being ''significant.'' In 1981 she died in Manhattan at age 93.