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Booth Tarkington

Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike. Although he is little read now, in the 1910s and 1920s he was considered America's greatest living author. Several of his stories were adapted to film. He served one term in the Indiana House of Representatives, was critical of the advent of automobiles, and set many of his stories in the Midwest. He eventually removed to Kennebunkport, Maine, where he continued his life work even as he faced a loss of vision.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 29th, 1869 (Indianapolis), Died May 19th, 1946 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10288 10-in. 5/8/1911 Princeton days Princeton University Glee Club Male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor MS-75381 16-in. 3/8/1933 Maud & Cousin Bill Booth Tarkington Radio broadcast : Drama author  


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