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Her middle name was Sydenstricker, her maiden name.
Her maiden name was Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker.
Being born on June 26, Pearl S. was a Cancer.
She attended the BA, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA (in 1914).
She dated was married twice. First in 1917 to John Lossing Buck and secondly in 1935 to Richard J. Walsh, her publisher.
She died on Tuesday, March 06, 1973, in Danby; cause of death: unspecified.
Wrote The Angry Wife (1947), A Long Love (1949), and Voices in the House (1953) under the pseudonym John Sedges.
She became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938
Was friends with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Pictured on a 5¢ US definitive postage stamp issued 25 June 1983.
Her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu.
Charter member of the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1973.
Pearl established Welcome House, Inc. - the first international, interracial adoption agency.
Pearl wrote biographies of both her parents: The Fighting Angel (father) and The Exile (mother) - which were a major consideration in her being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938.
She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for her book, The Good Earth.
Pearl taught English literature at the University of Nanjing and the Chinese National University.
Pearl attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College for her undergraduate education, and received a master's from Cornell University.
She died in Danby, Vermont on March 6, 1973 and is buried in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.