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Leane Zugsmith (January 18, 1903October 13, 1969) was an American writer.

Leane Zugsmith was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 18, 1903 to Albert Zugsmith and Gertrude Appel. She lived in New York City, where she became a leftist journalist, proletarian writer and activist. She and playwright Carl Randau formed a salon, where she entertained guests such as Lillian Hellman, Dashiell Hammett, Heywood Broun, and Louis Kronenberger. She married Randau in 1940. She later moved to small-town New England.

She wrote novels and short stories. Her novel All Victories Are Alike is about a disillusioned newspaper columnist. The Summer Soldier is about a civil rights committee that investigates allegations of violence against workers in a southern town.

American Naturalist writer Theodore Dreiser had a copy of Never Enough in his library.

Her younger brother, Albert Zugsmith, was an American film producer, film director and screenwriter who specialized in low-budget exploitation films through the 1950s and 1960s.

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