American playwright who wrote the well-known play, Lilac Time, in 1917. It ran for 176 performances on Broadway.
She worked as a scenarist with the Vitagraph company.
She and her husband ran their own production company, which screened American's first dog star in Strongheart the Dog.
Her first husband was the film director Laurence Trimble.
After her marriage to Laurence Trimble ended, she married the How Green Was My Valley actor Donald Crisp.