Jean Webster

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Birthday
24, 1876
Birthplace
Fredonia, NY
Death Date
Jun 11, 1916 (39)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
24, 1876
Birthplace
Fredonia, NY
Death Date
Jun 11, 1916 (39)

About

American fiction writer whose best-known works include Dear Enemy (1915) and Daddy-Long-Legs (1912). Her literary works feature young female protagonists.

Before Fame

She studied English and economics at Vassar College. She published her first novel, When Patty Went to College, in 1903.

Trivia

She was born Alice Jane Chandler Webster; Jean Webster was her pen name.

Family Life

She married attorney Glenn Ford McKinney in 1915. The following year, she died while giving birth to her daughter.

Associated With

She was visited by Theodore Roosevelt, one of her biggest admirers, while she was on her honeymoon.