George Abbott
Date of Birth
Jun 25, 1887
Birth Place:
Forestville, NY

Biography

Born in rural New York, George Abbott was 11 when he moved with his family to Wyoming. Despite a fairly wild and wooly upbringing, Abbott had little trouble adapting to the bookish atmosphere of Harvard. Having developed an interest in drama while an undergraduate at Rochester University, Abbott studied playwriting with Harvard's George Pierce Baker, who taught the aspiring writer to dispense with...