Rose Franken
Date of Birth
Dec 28, 1896
Birth Place:
Gainesville, TX


Rose Franken was, along with her contemporaries Edna Ferber and Fannie Hurst, one in a triumvirate of the most popular and influential Jewish women writers of the early 20th century. In contrast to Hurst and Ferber, however, Franken was also a highly successful playwright, in addition to authoring a series of hit novels. She was born Rose Lewin in Gainesville, TX, to Michael Lewin and the former...