Helen Deutsch was a screenwriter, journalist and songwriter. In 1944, at age 38, she adapted “National Velvet” for the screen. She went on to write such diverse films as “I’ll Cry Tomorrow” (1955) and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (1964).
Deutsch won the Golden Globe for “Lili” (1954) and received an Oscar nomination as well. In 1961, the film was made into the Broadway musical “Carnival!”
When Helen Deutsch died in 1992, she left all the royalties for “Carnival” to the WGAE Foundation. The Veterans Writing Workshop is named in tribute to the generosity and talents of this extraordinary woman.