Betty Smith, American author and playwright (b. 1896) died on January 17, 1972.

Betty Smith was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 bestselling book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Betty Smith, American author and playwright (b. 1896) died on January 17, 1972.

January 17, 1972

Betty Smith was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 bestselling book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.