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Marian De Forest

  • Birth 27 Feb 1864 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 1935 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 1
  • Memorial ID 14421392

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


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  • Originally Created by: Marsha Redden
  • Added: 27 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14421392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marian De Forest (27 Feb 1864–17 Feb 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14421392, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .