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Film, TV, Stage & Radio
2 December 2007
Ann Darr (1920 – December 2, 2007) was an American poet and educator who lived in Washington, D.C.
Born in Bagley, Iowa she studied at the University of Iowa before her career as a writer and broadcaster on the NBC Radio program The Women of Tomorrow.
In the 1950s she moved to the Washington area and began to devote herself to writing poetry. Darr was the author of several books of poetry published by Dryad Press and Washington Writers Publishing House.
Between 1942 and 1944, she served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots training under the pioneering aviator Jacqueline Cochran. She wrote of her experience as a pilot in her 1978 book Cleared For Landing which the Washington Post praised for its “keen perception of the darker side of things.”
Darr taught creative writing at American University and at the Writer’s Center.