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Marian De Forest
Birth: Feb. 27, 1864
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1935

Journalist. Upon graduation from Buffalo Seminary, she became one of the first female reporters in Western New York, working at the "Buffalo Express". She rose to become drama critic and department editor. In 1919 she founded Zonta (now Zonta International) a service organization of executives and professionals dedicated to improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women. She was also a strong proponent of the arts. She co-founded the Buffalo Music Foundation and played a prominent role in the formation of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She was a playwright, including the stage adaptation of "Little Women", which helped launch the career of Katherine Cornell. In 2002 Marian de Forest was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. (bio by: Marsha Redden) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 1
 
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Originally Created by: Marsha Redden
Record added: May 27, 2006
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Marian De Forest
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Marian De Forest
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Marian De Forest
Added by: Alan Brownsten
 
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