Jean Kerr


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Jean Kerr (July 10, 1922 – January 5, 2003) was an Irish-American author and playwright born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and best known for her humorous bestseller, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, and the plays King of Hearts and Mary, Mary. She was married to drama critic Walter Kerr and was the mother of six children.

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Born Bridget Jean Collins in Scranton, ... more »

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  • ''Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.''
    Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. Felicia, in Finishing Touches, act 3.
  • ''Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.''
    Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. Jeff, in Finishing Touches, act 1.
  • ''Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.''
    Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. Mary, in Mary, Mary, act 1.
  • ''I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.''
    Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall," The Snake Has All the Lines (1958).
  • ''I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin- deep. That's deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?''
    Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall," The Snake Has All the Lines (1958).
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