Clyde Fitch

Clyde Fitch

Clyde Fitch
1865 -1909

Clyde Fitch Biography

Clyde Fitch was an American playwright born on May 2, 1865, in Elmira, New York. He was the son of a wealthy family, and he grew up in a privileged environment. Fitch graduated from Amherst College in 1886 and worked as a journalist for a short time.

In 1890, Fitch wrote his first play, "Beau Brummell," which was a critical success. He went on to write more than 60 plays, including "Nathan Hale," "The Climbers," and "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines." He became one of the most popular playwrights of his time, known for his witty dialogue and satirical social commentary.

Fitch was openly gay and lived with his partner, actor Harrison Grey Fiske, for many years. He was also a philanthropist and supported various charitable causes, including the Actors' Fund of America and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Fitch died at the age of 42 on March 4, 1909, from complications related to surgery for an intestinal blockage. Despite his relatively short career, he had a significant impact on American theater and was considered one of the leading playwrights of his time.

5 of Clyde Fitch's plays available to download for free for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle in PDF and all popular eBook reader formats (AZW3, EPUB, MOBI).

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