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Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell AndersonAKA James Maxwell Anderson

Born: 15-Dec-1888
Birthplace: Atlantic, PA
Died: 28-Feb-1959
Location of death: Stamford, CT
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Anderson Family Cemetery, Meadville, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: What Price Glory?

Father: William Lincoln Ander (travelling Baptist minister)
Mother: Charlotte Perrimela Stephenson
Wife: Margaret Haskett (m. 1-Aug-1911, d. 22-Feb-1931 cancer, three sons)
Son: Quentin
Son: Alan
Son: Terence
Girlfriend: Gertrude "Mab" Higger (cohabited, 1933-, d. 21-Mar-1953 suicide)
Daughter: Hesper (b. 2-Aug-1934, with Higger)
Wife: Gilda Hazard (m. 6-Jun-1954)

    High School: Jamestown High School, Jamestown, ND (1908)
    University: BA English Literature, University of North Dakota (1911)
    University: MA English Literature, Stanford University (1914)
    Administrator: Chairman of English Dept, Whittier College (1917, fired for pacifism)

    The San Francisco Chronicle Reporter
    Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1933 for Both Your Houses

Is the subject of books:
Maxwell Anderson: The Playwright as a Prophet, 1957, BY: Mabel Driscoll Bailey
Maxwell Anderson: A Research and Production Sourcebook, Barbara Lee Horn, BY: 30-Jun-1996

Wrote plays:
What Price Glory? (1924, with Laurence Stallings)
Elizabeth the Queen (1930)
Mary of Scotland (1933)
Winterset (1935)
Knickerbocker Holiday (1938, with composer Kurt Weill)
Key Largo (1939)
Anne of the Thousand Days (1948)
Lost in the Stars (1949, with composer Kurt Weill)


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