Mary Chase (Playwright)

Mary Chase (Playwright)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Coyle Chase (25 February 1906 - 20 October 1981) was an American journalist, playwright and screenwriter, known primarily for writing the Broadway play Harvey, later adapted for film starring James Stewart. She wrote fourteen plays, two children's novels, one screenplay, and worked seven years at the Rocky Mountain News as a journalist. Born as Mary Agnes McDonough Coyle in Denver, Colorado in 1906, Chase remained in Denver her entire life. She grew up Irish, Catholic, and poor in the working class Baker neighborhood of Denver, not far from the railroad tracks. She was greatly influenced by the Irish myths related to her by her mother, Mary Coyle, and her four uncles, Timothy, James, John, and Peter. Charlie Coyle, her older brother, had a strong impact on her sense of comedy, as she imitated his natural gifts at mimicry, one-liners, and comic routines.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136097303
  • 9786136097305