1886 – 1958 A.D.
Zoe Akins, an American dramatist, born in Humansville, Mo. She contributed poems, criticisms, etc., to various magazines, and achieved a brilliant success with her play, Declasscèe, produced at the Empire Theatre, New York, in 1919, with Ethyl Barrymore in the leading rôle. In Declasscèe, Miss Akins displayed a high order of talent which established her as one of the leading American dramatists.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.