Nebraska Authors

Colin Campbell Clements

Born 1894-02-25 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 1948-01-29
Philadelphia, PA (USA)

Playwright and Broadway Actor known for his Broadway play "Harriet" which starred actress Helen Hayes as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clements was born and educated in Omaha, Nebraska. Many of his stories and plays were co-written with his wife, Florence Ryerson. Clements and Ryerson would periodically mail copies of his plays to South High School in Omaha asking the school to produce one of his plays. In 1944, South High School produced Clements' play, "Ever Since Eve."


Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Seattle, WA
Beverly Hills, CA
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Boston, MA
Princeton, NJ

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry
  • Visual Work


Stage Plays, Broadway; Photoplays; Poetry


University of Montana
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Harvard University, Boston, MA


Broadway Actor

Places Worked

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Beverly Hills, CA


Just Women. 1917.
Touchstone and Other Plays. 1919.
Seven Plays of Old Japan. 1920.
Joba Drama. 1922.
A Book of Prayers for Boys. 1922.
You. 1922.
Gammer Gurton's Needle. 1923.
Plays for a Folding Theatre. 1923.
Plays for Pagans. 1924.
Wreckage. 1924. (with Mary Heaton Verse)
Curtain. 1925.
Sea Plays. 1925. (Editor)
They Do Not. 1926. (Editor)
The Boy Through the Window. 1927.
Ever Since Eve.

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