Butler, Rachel Barton


Butler, Rachel Barton
(1888-1920)
   Butler began writing short plays in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she was born. She attended Radcliffe College and studied playwriting under George Pierce Baker. Her three-act comedy, Mama's Affair, won the $500 Harvard Prize and was produced by Oliver Morosco, opening on 19 January 1920 at New York's Little Theatre, where it ran for 98 performances. She married actor Boyd Agin in 1919 and was planning a children's theatre project at the time of her death.

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