Kenneth Fearing
Date of Birth
Jul 28, 1902
Birth Place:
Oak Park, Illinois


Born in Oak Park, IL, Kenneth Fearing was the son of attorney Henry Lester Fearing and journalist Olive Flexner. His mother walked out on the marriage, in favor of returning to her writing career in Chicago, when the boy wasn't even a year old, and Fearing was raised by his father and, primarily, by his father's sister. He showed a strong talent as a writer even in high school. While attending the...