Margaret Ayer Barnes

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Birthday
8, 1886
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 25, 1967 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1886
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 25, 1967 (81)

About

An American playwright, short story writer, and novelist, she is particularly known for her 1928 dramatization of Edith Wharton's famous novel, The Age of Innocence. Barnes is also remembered for her 1930 novel, Years of Grace, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Before Fame

She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1907 and subsequently worked as the college's alumnae director.

Trivia

Her 1935 novel, Edna, His Wife, was adapted into a stage play by Cornelia Otis Skinner.

Family Life

She married Cecil Barnes in 1910. One of the couple's three sons, Edward Larrabee Barnes, became a prominent architect.

Associated With

Her dramatization of Edith Wharton's novel, The Age of Innocence, was the basis for a 1934 film of the same title.

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