Alice Duer Miller

1874 –

Alice Duer Miller was born on July 28, 1874, in Staten Island, New York. In 1895, she attended Barnard College.

Miller’s work was influential to women’s suffrage, and her satirical poetry collection Are Women People? (George H. Doran Company, 1915) became a slogan for the movement. Her verse novel, The White Cliffs (Coward-McCann Incorporated, 1940), was considered influential to the United States’ entry into World War II. The book was also adapted into the film The White Cliffs of Dover (1944). Miller was also the author of numerous screenplays. Her other work in poetry and prose includes Forsaking All Others (Simon and Schuster, 1933); Women Are People! (New York Tribune, 1917); and Come Out of the Kitchen (The Century Co, 1916). 

Alice Duer Miller died August 22, 1942, in New York City.