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Mary Chase

American writer, playwright (1906–1981)

1907   -   1981

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Denver, West High School
occupation: screenwriter, author, writer, children's writer, journalist, playwright
award received: Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Mary Coyle Chase (born Mary Agnes McDonough Coyle; 25 February 1906 – 20 October 1981) was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the 1944 Broadway play Harvey, which was adapted into the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. She wrote fourteen plays, two children's novels, and one screenplay, and worked seven years at the Rocky Mountain News as a journalist. Three of her plays were made into Hollywood films: Sorority House (1939), Harvey (1950), and Bernardine (1957).
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1944 play by Mary Chase

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play written by Mary Chase

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