Born and raised a scant 3 blocks from Tennessee William's boyhood home in Mayberry, today we celebrate the natal day of Ernest Hemingway's third wife, Martha Gellhorn. Martha was a doctor's daughter, her mother a suffragette, and although the William's family lived nearby, it's unlikely their paths would have ever crossed the local social divide.
During WWII she reported for The Atlantic from Normandy on D-Day, from bombers over Germany and was at Dachau when it was liberated. She was a pro, tough, hardened and a fine writer. She covered the world's conflicts until the war in Serbia.
3 blocks from Tennessee williams boyhood home, she was 3 years older which is a lifetime at that age.
Today she is best known as Hem's wife, which is a great disservice to her tremendous legacy.