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Brooks, Charles Stephen

Born: 1878 AD
Died: 1934 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Dramatist, Essayists


1878 - Born on June 25th in Cleveland. American essayist and playwright who was instrumental in the founding of the Cleveland Play House.

1900 - He graduated from West High School and Yale University and then entered the family printing and stationery business.

1915 - After rising to the rank of vice-president, he retired to devote himself to a literary career that produced more than a dozen volumes.

         - Published 'Journeys to Baghdad'.

1925 - Brooks married and divorced Minerva Kline.

1929 - He married Mary S. Curtis Brown.

         - Together they produced several of his short plays in their home on Magnolia Dr. One of Brooks' last works, Prologue, is a memoir of his childhood on the near west side.

1931 - He also wrote plays, of which Wappin' Wharf, a pirate comedy, had received 150 presentations.

1934 - Died on June 29th.     


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