William Vaughn Moody

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Birthday
8, 1869
Birthplace
Spencer, IN
Death Date
Oct 17, 1910 (41)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1869
Birthplace
Spencer, IN
Death Date
Oct 17, 1910 (41)

About

Playwright and poet whose most successful works for the stage include "The Great Divide" and "The Faith Healer."

Before Fame

He studied at Harvard University, where he received the George B. Sohier Prize for literature.

Trivia

He taught English and rhetoric at the University of Chicago in the early 1900s.

Family Life

He married Harriet Converse Tilden in 1909, a year before he succumbed to brain cancer.

Associated With

Carl Sandburg was another well-known, Midwestern-born poet who spent time in Chicago.