Laurie Broeder is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for over four years. She has been watching and loving classic films since she first saw a grainy copy of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" on her family's old black-and-white television set, and she realized that beautiful old movies last forever. The scripts and stills from "Casablanca" and "The Maltese Falcon" sat next to her math and science schoolbooks on her desk, and she wanted to grow up to be as witty and sophisticated as Myrna Loy in the "Thin Man" movies, as deadly a femme fatale as Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity," and as smart and funny as Katharine Hepburn in "Bringing Up Baby."
A former Associated Press journalist and TV news reporter, Laurie has worked for more than 20 years in Washington, DC as a writer. During her career, she has written scripts and speeches for Hollywood stars and celebrities from the worlds of movies, television, politics, and science.
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