Akins, Zoë

Updated September 23, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

Akins, Zoë



Born at Humansville, Mo., Oct. 30, 1886. Educated at home and at Monticello Seminary, Godfrey, Ill. Miss Akins began her literary work by contributing poems and critical articles to `Reedy's Mirror', St. Louis, and in 1911 published her volume of poems, "Interpretations". The drama, however, soon began to absorb her, and she has had several plays produced, including "The Magical City", "Papa", a comedy, and "Déclassé", which won a great success with Ethel Barrymore in the leading rôle.

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