by Donna, May 25, 2005 2:09 PM
The fey daughter of a successful portrait artist and sister to a fishing lure inventor, Dare Wright conducted her life like an actress in an autobiographical production. Juxtaposed between innocence and erotica she created nineteen children's books, had dual careers in modeling and photography, and avoided becoming emotionally involved in anything. In her final years she slept in Central Park, was raped by a homeless person who followed her home, and drank herself to death. Her apartment was a time capsule that, like her personality, just kept things stored.