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Fast Facts: Bette Nesmith Recognized For: Invention C Level Executive List of the correcting fluid known as Liquid Paper Dallas, Texas, on March 23, 1924 Parents: Christine Duval and Jesse McMurray died on May 12, 1980 in Richardson, Texas. Education: Left San C Level Executive List Antonio's Alamo Heights School at 17 Warren Nesmith (m. 1941, div. 1946); Robert Graham (m. 1962, div. 1975). Children: Michael Nesmith (b. December 30, 1942) Early Life Bette Claire C Level Executive List McMurray was born on March 23, 1924 in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Christine Duval and Jesse McMurray. Her mother owned a knitting store and C Level Executive List taught Bette how to paint; her father worked at an auto parts store. She attended the Alamo Heights School in San Antonio, Texas until she was 17, at which point she left school to marry her childhood sweetheart, Warren Nesmith. Nesmith went off to World War II, and while he was away, they had their C Level Executive List only son, Michael Nesmith (later of The Monkees fame). They divorced in 1946. Divorced and with a small child to support, Bette took several odd jobs, eventually learning shorthand and C Level Executive List typing. She found employment in 1951 as an executive secretary for the Texas Bank & Trust in Dallas. A technological advancement in typewriters C Level Executive List from fabric to carbon ribbons and a more sensitive keypad made errors more common and more difficult to correct; erasers that had worked before now smeared the carbon across the paper. She sought a better way to correct typing errors, and she remembered that artists painted over their C Level Executive List mistakes on canvas, so why couldn't typists simply paint over their mistakes? The Invention of Liquid Paper Bette Nesmith put some tempera water-based paint, colored to match the C Level Executive List stationery she used, into a bottle and took her watercolor brush to the office.