Louise Bryant

Louise Bryant

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 6 Jan 1936 (aged 50)
Sèvres, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Burial Versailles, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 37325575 · View Source
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Born Anna Louisa Mohan in San Francisco, California to Hugh Moran. Her parents divorced when she was three, and she grew up with her stepfather, Sheridan Bryant, a railway conductor. She lived for years in the Nevada desert with her grandparents, and was a student at the University of Nevada and the University of Oregon, where she had a reputation for strong-willed independence and rebelliousness.

After a long love affair, Bryant married journalist John Reed, and together they traveled to Russia in 1917 and 1918. While there, they participated in Bolshevik agitation and Communist party activities, and wrote articles about the pending revolution. Bryant was in Russia with Reed when he died of typhus; he was interred in Moscow.

Four years after Reed's death, Bryant, now a leading reporter for the Hearst newspaper chain married former Wilson Administration assistant secretary of state William Christian Bullitt, Jr. Their move to Paris introduced Bryant to its lesbian subculture, and her affair with English sculptor Gwen Le Gallienne led to a bitter divorce in 1930.

Bryant died of a Cerebral Hemorrhage at Hospital Laennec, 42 Rue de Sevres, in Paris. Her death was reported to American authorities by Paul C. Betts, Vice Consul of the U.S. Embassy at Paris.

The 1981 film "Reds" was based on her life with John Reed. The film starred Diane Keaton as Bryant, Warren Beatty as Reed, and Jack Nicholson as playwright Eugene O'Neill, who had once been Bryant's lover.
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  • Maintained by: Jim Cobbs
  • Originally Created by: Rik Van Beveren
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