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Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 - August 16, 1949) was an American novelist.[1] She is best known for writing Gone with the Wind.[1] She was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] Her mother's family was Irish Roman Catholic. In Atlanta on 11 August 1949, Mitchell was hit by a car driven by a drunk driver. Five days later, she died of her injuries.[1] The driver was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.


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