Nebraska Authors

Maxine Cline

Born 1920-12-16 Cass County, NE (USA)

Died 1996-11-26
Elmwood, NE (USA)

Cass County, NE (USA)
Emmanuel Evangelical Cemetery

Cline taught speech and drama, and directed student performances. In her long association with community theater, she wrote and acted in plays. She also wrote a history of Murdock, Nebraska.

Places Lived

Murdock, NE
Wymore, NE
Lincoln, NE
Evanston, IL
Sioux City, IA
Elmwood, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Community Theater; Short Stories; History; Nebraska Subjects


Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree in Drama, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Drama and Speech Teacher

Places Worked

Wymore Public Schools, Wymore, NE
Sioux City Public Schools, Sioux City, IA


An image of Maxine Cline was included in the mural painted on the outside of the Murdock Museum in commemoration of the town's 125th anniversary in 2015.


Murdock Historical Society


Wrote and acted in more than 15 plays including one called "Grandma" based on Cline's grandmothers who settled in the Murdock, Nebraska area

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