Bushnell, Adelyn (1889 - 1953)

Genre: Drama/Theatre/Film, General Fiction

Actress, playwright and novelist Adelyn Bushnell was born in Thomaston, ME. Homeschooled in the classics by her father, she graduated early from high school. In 1908 she entered the Leland Powers school in Boston, MA. Encouraged by one of her teachers, she joined an acting stock company in New Jersey in 1910. She had her first starring role in 1911 and continued to star in plays until 1926 when she lost her voice due to overwork. She then concentrated on writing -- first plays for the stage and for radio, then novels. She died in Los Angeles, CA in 1953.

Selected Bibliography

  • Tide-Rode (1947)
  • Eight Radio Plays: For Classroom Use And Amateur Broadcast with Marshall Bradford (1947)
  • Rock Haven (1948)
  • Pay the Piper: A Novel (1950)
  • Strange Gift (1951)

Selected Resources