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Rachel Crothers

Born: 1878 in Bloomington, Illinois
Died: 1958 in Danbury, Connecticut

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Crothers was born and raised in Bloomington. She attended Illinois State University (then called Illinois State Normal School) and graduated in 1892.

Biography: Rachel Crothers was an Elocution teacher in Bloomington, Illinois from 1892-96 when she left for New York. Crothers was the leading female playwright in the first half of the 20th century, writing and producing on average, one Broadway play per year. She also wrote one book on the art of playwriting.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Rachel Crothers on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Susan and God
ISBN: 0792812859 OCLC: 26254668

MGM/UA Home Video ; Culver City, CA : ©1990.

Outrageously funny film about a wealthy socialite who drives her friends and family loony when she finds God and insists on sharing her discovery with the world.