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Mercedes de Acosta

American poet, playwright, and novelist

Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) was an American poet, novelist and playwright. She wrote four famous stage plays. She also published three volumes of poetry and one novel. That novel was not a success, though it did create controversy because of its lesbian themed subject.

De Acosta was born in New York City. She died there at age seventy-five.