Gene Stratton-Porter

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Birthday
17, 1863
Birthplace
Largo, IN
Death Date
Dec 6, 1924 (61)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1863
Birthplace
Largo, IN
Death Date
Dec 6, 1924 (61)

About

Naturalist, photographer, and author whose popular novel, A Girl of the Limberlost, was adapted into a film. Her other novels include The Harvester (1911), Michael O'Halloran (1915), and The Keeper of the Bees (1925).

Before Fame

She grew up in Wabash County, Indiana as the youngest in a family of twelve children. She published her first novel, The Song of the Cardinal, in 1903.

Trivia

Her best-selling work, A Girl of the Limberlost, was adapted for the screen in 1924 as a silent film, then as a talkie in both 1934 and 1945, and finally as a television movie in 1990.

Family Life

She had one daughter with her husband, Charles D. Porter, a doctor and pharmacy owner in Geneva, Indiana. Her adulthood home in Indiana's swamplands inspired many of her nature-based literary works.

Associated With

Mary Pickford's brother, Jack, starred in the silent film adaptation of Stratton-Porter's other well-known work, Freckles.