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November 9, 1909: Kay Thompson (Catherine Fink) was born in St. Louis. She wrote songs for motion pictures and stage shows, but she is best remembered as a children’s author. She wrote about the rambunctious six-year-old Eloise.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.