Kent Curtis

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Birthday
10, 1890
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Dec 24, 1957 (67)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1890
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Dec 24, 1957 (67)

About

Remembered for his historical novel The Tired Captains, Curtis based the work on his World War I experience as a member of the Royal Air Force. His other books include Cruises in the Sun, Drumbeater's Island, and The Last Wanigan.

Before Fame

He briefly studied at Amherst College and went on to train at the University of Illinois' Military Aeronautics School. He was subsequently sent to Europe as a member of an American unit of the British Royal Flying Corp.

Trivia

His book The Blushing Camel earned the praise of renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Family Life

The child of Charles and Grace Curtis and the great-grandson of prominent Ohio businessman Marvin Kent, he spent his childhood in Wichita, Kansas and Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

Upon his father's marriage to Hart Crane's divorced mother, Curtis became the stepbrother of the famous poet.