John Meehan

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Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
John Meehan, the Oscar-nominated Cando-American screenwriter and playwright best known for co-writing the classic Boys Town (1938), was born on May 8, 1890 in Lindsay, Ontario. His first dream was to be a chef, but after studying the culinary arts in Austria, he went to New York to seek fame and fortune in the theater. Meehan made his Broadway debut in 1902 as an actor in a play inspired by a story by Richard Harding Davis, "Soliders of Fortune". From 1903 to 1908 he appeared three more times as an actor on Broadway. Read more...