- NAME: Nellie Bly
- OCCUPATION: Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: May 05, 1864
- DEATH DATE: January 27, 1922
- EDUCATION: Indiana Normal School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Originally: Elizabeth Jane Cochran
- Full Name: Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman
- AKA: Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
- AKA: Elizabeth Cochran
- AKA: Nellie Bly
- Nickname: "Pink"
- Nickname: "Pinky"
- AKA: Elizabeth Jane Cochrane
- AKA: Elizabeth Cochrane
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Nellie Bly was an American journalist known for her investigative and undercover reporting. She earned acclaim in 1887 for her exposé on the conditions of patients at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and achieved further fame after the New York World sent her on a trip around the world in 1889.
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Bolstered by continuous coverage in the World, Bly earned international stardom for her months-long stunt, and her fame continued to grow after she safely returned to her native state and her record-setting achievement was announced. Bly later published a book about the experience: Around the World in 72 Days (1890).
In 1895, at the age of 30, Bly married millionaire industrialist Robert Seaman, who was 40 years her senior, and subsequently became legally known as Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman (in full). Also around this time, she retired from journalism. After her husband's death in 1905, however, Bly faced dwindling finances and thusly re-entered the newspaper industry; she began working for the New York Journal in 1920.
Just two years after reviving her writing career, on January 27, 1922, Nellie Bly died from pneumonia in New York City. She was 57 years old.
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