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Anita Loos

American screenwriter, playwright, author, actress and television producer

Anita Loos (born April 26, 1889 – August 18, 1981) was an American screenwriter, stage actress and author. She wrote several novels. She was best known for her book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She also wrote its sequel But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes. She was a screenwriter of many movies.

Loos was born in Sisson, California. She later moved to New York City. She died there in August 1981 from natural causes at age ninety-two.