Rita Mae Brown Bio, Affair, Single, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height

(Novelist, Poetry, Screewriter, activist)

Relationship Facts of Rita Mae Brown

  • Rita Mae Brown is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is not straight and is lesbian.

More about the relationship

Rita Mae Brown is a lesbian who is currently single. Previously, she was in a relationship with an American actress, author, and screenwriter Fannie Flagg.

The pair met for the first time at a Los Angeles Party hosted by Marlo Thomas in the late 1970s.

Later, the couple broke up and the reason behind their separation is due to their generational differences as per Rita.

Although both are of the same age. In 1979, Rita started dating tennis champion, Martina Navratilova.

Also, the couple together had bought a horse farm in Charlottesville where they lived together until their breakup.

Her then-girlfriend, Martina is married as of now to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova.

Furthermore, she was in a relationship with Elaine Noble and Judy Nelson in the past.

Who is Rita Mae Brown?

Rita Mae Brown is a renowned American feminist Novelist, Poet, Screenwriter, and Activist.

She is recognized for her coming-of-age autobiographical novel, Rubyfruit Jungle which deals with lesbian themes.

Rita Mae Brown: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Rita was born on November 28, 1944, in Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA. She holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian.

She raised by her mother’s cousin Julia Ellen Brown and her husband Ralph Brown in York, Pennsylvania. Later, they moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Julia Brown and her husband were active Republicans in their local party.

Rita’s biological parent’s details are unknown. However, her mother left her at an orphanage after her birth. Later, she was adopted by Julia and Ralph from the orphanage.


Rita attended the University of Florida at Gainesville on a scholarship in 1962. After two years, the administrators of the racially segregated university expelled her for participating in the civil rights movement.

Later, she enrolled at Broward Community College. Then, she moved to New York in 1964 and attended New York University. From the University, she received a degree in Classica and English.

In 1968, she earned a certificate in cinematography from the New York School of Visual Arts. Similarly, she completed a Ph.D. in literature from Union & University in 1976 and holds a doctorate in political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

Early Career

While attending the University of Florida at Gainesville, she involved in the American Civil Rights Movement.

Later, she actively participated in the 1960s anti-war movement, the feminist movement, and the Gay Liberation movement.

Moreover, she was involved in the Student Homophile League at Columbia University in 1967, Redstockings, and Gay Liberation Front.

She took an administrative position at the National Organization for Women but later resigned in January 1970.

Afterward, she became a founding member of The Furies Collectives. Similarly, she played a leading role in the Lavender Menace” zap of the second congress to unite women on May 1, 1970.

Rita Mae Brown: Professional Life, Career

Rita’s several contributions towards Poetry, Novels, and Screenwriters are,

In the year 1982, she wrote the feature film, The Slumber Party Massacre. Likely, she appeared as a writer in the 1985’s TV movie, The Long Hot Summer.

Furthermore, she has written several films and television movies such as My Two Loves (1986), The Woman Who Loved Elvis (1993), Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (1998). and more.


YearNovelsBook Number
1973Rubyfruit JungleISBN 0-553-27886-X
1983Southern DiscomfortISBN 0-553-27446-5
1994Venus EnvyISBN 0-553-56497-8
2002Alma MaterISBN 0-345-45532-0


YearPoetry BookBook Number
1971The Hand That Cradles the RockASIN B00JACY1TA
1973Songa to a Handsome WomanASIN B00MZAK26

Awards & Nomination

  • Rita received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Arts Council to publish her novel Six of One.
  • In 1982, she nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for I Love Liberty.
  • Similarly in the year 1992, she received an honorary doctorate from Wilson College.
  • She was co-winner of the 1982’s Writers Guild of America Award for Love Liberty.
  • In 2015, she received the Pioneer Award for lifetime achievement as the Lambda Literary Award.

Rumors, Controversy

To date, Rita hasn’t been part of any rumors and scandals that create headlines in the media.

Moreover, she prefers to stay away from such controversial acts and disputes.

Rita Mae Brown: Net Worth, Salary

Rita is one of the well-known personalities basically recognized as a Authors and activist. Throughout her profession, she might have earned a handsome amount of wealth.

As of now, she has an estimated net worth in the range of $5 million to $6 million. Besides, her detailed information related to her remuneration, and real estate is still under review.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

The author stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 61 kg. She has brown pair of eyes with grey eyes color.

Furthermore, her other body measurement is not available.

Social Media

The author is not available on any kind of social media site including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


  • As of 2021, she is 76 years old.
  • Her Sun sign is Sagittarius.
  • She currently resides in Charlottesville.

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