(1903–87), US playwright and public official; wife of Henry Robinson Luce. After a stint writing and editing at the magazine Vanity Fair 1929–34, she wrote the plays The Women (1936), Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1938), and Margin for Error (1939). She was a war correspondent during World War II, served in the US House of Representatives 1943–47 as a Republican from Connecticut, and was US ambassador to Italy 1953–57. Presidential Medal of Freedom (1983).
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Syllabification: Luce, Clare Boothe
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