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Clyde Fitch

Playwright Clyde Fitch

Profession: Playwright

United States of America

Why Famous: From 1890 to the early 1900s, Fitch was the most popular writer for Broadway. He was the first American to achieve the respect which had thus far been reserved for European writers.

Some of his most well-reputed works include 'Nathan Hale' (1898), 'The Climbers' (1901), and 'The Girl with the Green Eyes' (1902).

Born: May 2, 1865
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, USA
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: September 4, 1909 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Blood poisoning after an appendectomy

Historical Events

  • 1890-05-17 Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel" premieres in NYC
  • 1901-01-21 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers" premieres in NYC
  • 1901-11-04 Clyde Fitch's "Way of the World" premieres in NYC
  • 1902-12-25 Clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes" premieres in NYC
  • 1903-12-28 Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It" premieres in NYC
  • 1907-01-07 Clyde Fitch's "Truth" premieres in NYC
  • 1909-12-21 Clyde Fitch's "City" premieres in NYC

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