OccupationNovelist SubjectAttitudes towards sex UnclesCecil Patrick Johnson GenreComedy MoviesThe World of Henry Orient
Alma materSmith College RoleAuthor NationalityAmerican NameNora Johnson
Notable worksThe World of Henry Orient ParentsMarion Byrnes, Nunnally Johnson GrandparentsJohnny Pearl Johnson, James Nunnally Johnson BooksThe De Clerambault Code, The World of Henry Orient, Coast to Coast: A Family R, Tender Offer, The actor as playwrigh Similar PeopleNunnally Johnson, Jerome Hellman, George Roy Hill, Dorris Bowdon
Nora Johnson (born 1933) is an American author.
Nora Johnson, daughter of filmmaker Nunnally Johnson and Marion Byrnes, was born in Hollywood, California in 1933. She was educated at the Brearley School, Abbot Academy, and Smith College, from which she graduated in 1954. Her sister was the film editor Marjorie Fowler.
Her first novel, The World of Henry Orient, inspired by her experiences at the Brearley School, was published in 1956, and was made into a motion picture starring Peter Sellers in 1964. Her influential article Sex and the College Girl, was published in the November 1957 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, discussing attitudes towards sex on American campuses.
Johnson's other works include A Step Beyond Innocence (Little, Brown, 1961); Loveletter in the Dead-Letter Office (Delacorte, 1966); Flashback: Nora Johnson on Nunnally Johnson (Doubleday, 1979); You Can Go Home Again: An Intimate Journey (Doubleday, 1982); The Two of Us (Simon & Schuster, 1984); Tender Offer (Simon & Schuster, 1985); Uncharted Places (Simon & Schuster, 1988); Perfect Together (E. P. Dutton, 1991).