Zoe Akins

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Humansville, Missouri, USA
Poet, playwright, novelist and screenwriter Zoë Akins was born on the day before Halloween in 1886 in Humansville, Missouri. She was home-schooled before attending the Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Illinois, and Hosmer Hall in St. Louis for her education. Akins lived in St. Louis for many years, writing poetry and contributing criticism to the magazine "Reedy's Mirror". As a writer she developed into a successful contributor to the leading magazines of the day.

Akins wrote 40 plays, starting with the sophisticated comedy "Papa" in 1914. Read more...