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Overview (3)

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in White Plains, New York, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameBridget Jean Collins

Mini Bio (1)

Author, playwright and songwriter. She joined ASCAP in 1959, and her chief musical collaborators included LeRoy Anderson, Jay Gorney, Jean Ford, and her husband, Walter Kerr. She authored "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" and "The Snake Has All the Lines", the plays "Jenny Kiss'd Me", "King of Hearts", "Mary, Mary", and "Poor Richard", and the Broadway stage scores and libretti for "Touch and Go" and "Goldilocks". Her popular-song compositions include "This Had Better Be Love", "It'll Be Alright in a Hundred Years", "Be a Mess", "The Pussy Foot", "Save a Kiss", and "I Never Know When to Say When".

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Spouse (1)

Walter Kerr (1943 - 9 October 1996) ( his death) ( 6 children)

Trivia (6)

Collaborated with her husband on several comedic plays that appeared on Broadway, including "Song of Bernadette", "Jenny Kissed Me", and "Tough and Go".
Attended convent schools, and graduated from Catholic University of America.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 303-304. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Upon her death, her remains were interred at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, Westchester County, New York.
According to Erika Slezak, Jean and her family were close friends with--and neighbors of--Walter Slezak and his family.
Distant relative of Nora Hayden.

Personal Quotes (5)

I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want--an adorable pancreas?
You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.
Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself--like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
I'm not a natural playwright at all. I write what I know.

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