Dorothy (Feiner) Rodgers, 1909-

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Dorothy Feiner was born in 1909 to Benjamin Franklin and May Adalson Feiner. She graduated from the Horace Mann School in 1926, and attended Wellesley College from 1926 to 1928. In 1930 she married composer Richard Rodgers; they had two daughters, Mary and Linda. Richard Rodgers died in 1979.

In the 1930s, DFR ran a home decorating and repair business called Repairs, Inc. During World War II she was active in the Writers' War Board, a branch of the Office of War Information that produced shows for U.S. servicemen. Her other volunteer activities have included the Public Education Association of New York (1947-1957), the New York State Council on the Arts (1964-1979), and the Jewish Museum (1984-present).

DFR is the inventor of the Johnny Mop (1945), the Basically Yours dress pattern (1958), and Turn and Learn storybooks (1972); see #66-71. She has written four books: My Favorite Things (1964), The House in My Head (1967), A Word to the Wives (with her daughter, Mary, 1970), and A Personal Book (1977), and from 1971-79 she and Mary wrote a column, "Of Two Minds," for McCall's magazine.

For further biographical information, see #98 and DFR's autobiographical A Personal Book (Harper and Row, 1977).

From the guide to the Papers, 1922-1987, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

Dorothy Feiner was born in 1909 to Benjamin and May (Adalson) Feiner, graduated from the Horace Mann School, attended Wellesley College, and married composer Richard Rodgers, with whom she had two children, Mary and Linda. She was an inventor and the author of four books, and was active in many volunteer organizations. She died in 1992. For further biographical information see the Schlesinger Library's finding aid for the Rodgers papers (accession nos. 87-M118--87-M195) and DFR's autobiography A Personal Book (Harper and Row, 1977).

From the guide to the Additional papers, 1921-1992, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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