Maxwell Anderson

1888 –

Maxwell Anderson was born on December 15, 1888, in Atlantic, Pennsylvania. A prolific playwright, he received his master's degree from Stanford University, and worked as a columnist and English teacher. The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his play, Both Your Houses, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Winterset and High Tor, Anderson founded the Playwrights' Producing Company in 1938historian, dramatist, and poet, he also authored the poetry collection You Who Have Dreams (Simon & Schuster, 1925)Anderson died in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1959.