Charles Rann Kennedy (1871-1950) wrote short stories, articles and poems, was an actor, a press agent, and a theatrical business
manager. He also taught for several years at the dramatic department of Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York. The
collection consists of manuscripts, pamphlets, scrapbooks of press clippings and dramatic notices, and copies of published
works by Charles Rann Kennedy.
Kennedy was born on February 14, 1871 in Derby, England; worked as an office boy and clerk from ages 13-16; began writing
and lecturing; married actress Edith Wynne Matthison in 1898; wrote short stories, articles and poems, while also acting and
serving as a press agent and theatrical business manager; made his first appearance on the stage in 1897 as a starving citizen
in The seats of the mighty, at Her Majesty's Theatre, London; made his first appearance in New York in 1903 as the doctor and the messenger in Everyman;
after 1905, devoted his time mainly to dramatic writing; with his wife, taught for several years at the dramatic department
of Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, New York; published plays include The Servant in the House (1908), The Terrible Meek (1911), and The Idol Breaker (1914); retired to Los Angeles; he died on February 16, 1950.
62 boxes (31 linear ft.)
5 oversize boxes
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