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Elisabeth Lillian Wehner (December 15, 1896 – January 17, 1972), better known as Betty Smith, was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which became an immediate bestseller and is now considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century. The book was later adapted to the screen in the movie of the same title, directed by Elia Kazan, and starring Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn and Peggy Ann Garner.
state of North Carolina is known particularly for its tradition of old-time music, and many recordings were made in the early 20th century by folk song collector Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Most influentially, North Carolina country musicians like the North Carolina Ramblers and Al Hopkins helped solidify the sound of country music in the late 1920s, while influential bluegrass musicians such as Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and Del McCoury came from North Carolina.
Fifteen popular songs about North Carolina. 12. Neko Case- Poor Ellen Smith. This infamous murder ballad about a real murder and execution that happened in Winston-Salem has been adapted by a number of different artists, but I do love this folk/bluegrass version by Neko Case. 13. John D. Loudermilk- Tobacco Road. Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Betty Smith (Author). After stints writing features for a Detroit newspaper, reading plays for the Federal Theatre Project, and acting in summer stock, Smith landed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina under the auspices of the . She and her first husband divorced in 1938.
Elizabeth "Betty" Smith was born in Jan 1874 in Eagle Mills Township, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA. Her parents were William K. H. Smith and Mary Ann M. Hayes of Eagle Mills Township. She married John David Sharpe in Iredell County, North Carolina on Aug 3, 1892