On this date playwrite and diplomat Clare Booth Luce was born in New York. She began her career editing for and . She married publisher Henry Luce in 1935. Her play , satirizing wealthy New York matrons, was a success on Broadway. Other hits were (1938) and (1939). She was twice elected to the House of Representatives (1943-47) as a Republican from Connecticut. During the Eisenhower administration (1953-56) she served as ambassador to Italy. Clare Boothe Luce lived in Marinette, Wisconsin for part of her life.