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Edith Kennedy

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Edith Kennedy
Edith May Kennedy

April 19, 1880
Auburn, New York, USA
DiedNovember 8, 1963
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active1917–1924
Spouse(s)Albert D. Jewett (div.)
RelativesClara Genevieve Kennedy (sister)

Edith Kennedy, often credited as Edith M. Kennedy, was an American writer and screenwriter active during the silent era.



Edith May Kennedy was born in to Frederick Kennedy and Clara Lane in Auburn, New York. The family moved several times during Edith's childhood, eventually heading west and settling in Pasadena, California, where Edith began her career as a writer.


Edith wrote short stories before turning her attentions to Hollywood. After moving to Pasadena in 1915, she began writing film scenarios and found her work in high demand.[1] She penned dozens of scripts between 1917 and 1924 at Lasky Studios, working with directors like George Melford and Walter Edwards and often writing for Constance Talmadge.[1]

Personal life

She married New York–based composer Albert D. Jewett in 1921,[2] and from there, went under contract at MGM.[3] The pair later divorced.

Her sister Clara Genevieve Kennedy also worked briefly as a scenario writer, penning eight scripts between 1918 and 1921.[4][5]

Edith died on November 8, 1963, in Pasadena.[6]



  1. ^ a b "Obituary Notices". Progress-Bulletin. 10 Nov 1963. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  2. ^ "31 Mar 1921, 35 - The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  3. ^ "17 Jul 1921, Page 13 - Oakland Tribune at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  4. ^ "28 Sep 1922, Page 7 - The Ithaca Journal at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  5. ^ "2 Oct 1921, Page 8 - The Atlanta Constitution at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  6. ^ "Obituary". Progress-Bulletin. 11 Nov 1963. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
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