Bucks County Famous Women
Think you know all there is to know about famous women from Bucks County? Test yourself or your friends with the questions and answers below:
Everyone is familiar with P!NK, but another famous contemporary singer also hails from Bucks County. Who is it and what was her breakout hit single?
Christina Perri, famous singer-songwriter known best for her hit "Jar of Hearts", is a Bensalem native. Her songs have been used on countless popular television shows including "Dancing with the Stars," "The Voice" and "So You Think You Can Dance." Perri also wrote and recorded the hit song "A Thousand Years" for the movie "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn." Her first album LoveStrong reached #4 on the Billboard charts.
What famous poet, short-story writer and critic from Vanity Fair Magazine left behind her Manhattan elitist lifestyle to live in the countryside of Bucks County, PA? Hint: She is exhibited at the Bucks County Visitor Center.
Dorothy Parker, who came to fame as a poet, short-story writer, critic and screenwriter, withdrew from her Manhattan elitist life to a cozy spot in rural Bucks County. After a visit to the area in 1936, Parker and her second husband purchased a farmhouse in Pipersville where they lived for 20 years. Parker rose in popularity when she wrote for Vanity Fair, eventually rising to serve on the board of editors for The New Yorker. Known best for her wit and satire, Parker was also a humanitarian who fought strongly for civil rights and liberties. Upon her death, she left her entire estate to the NAACP, who honored her with a plaque and memorial garden outside of their Baltimore headquarters. Parker is featured in the Creative Bucks County exhibit on display at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem. This interactive exhibit explores Dorothy Parker's life and the causes for which she advocated throughout her career.
Pulitzer- and Nobel-Prize Winning author Pearl S. Buck spent more than 30 years of her life in Bucks County. Today, her home is open to the public for tours thanks to the help of Pearl S. Buck International. In what year did Buck establish this organization?
Pearl S. Buck International was established in 1964 as the Pearl S. Buck Foundation.