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born: 9/7/1887 died: 12/9/1964 born as: Edith Sitwell
English poet who first gained fame for her stylistic artifices but who emerged during World War II as a poet of emotional depth and profoundly human concerns. She was equally famed for her formidable personality, Elizabethan dress, and eccentric opinions. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature She was the older sister of authors Osbert Sitwell and Sacheverell Sitwell.