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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Kennedy, Charles Rann

KENNEDY, CHARLES RANN, a dramatist, born at Derby, England, in 1871. He was in turn office boy and clerk, lecturer and writer, up to the age of 26. He then went on the stage and wrote plays, articles, and poems. From 1905 he was engaged in dramatic writing. His first great success was made with “The Servant in the House” produced in 1908. This was followed by “The Winterfeast” (1908); “The Terrible Meek” (1911); “The Idol-Breaker” (1914); “The Army with Banners” (1917); “The Fool from the Hills” (1919). He married Edith Wynne Matthison in 1898.