Fitch, Clyde (1865–1909)
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American playwright Clyde Fitch was born in Schenectady, New York, to an old New England family. Educated at the Holderness School in New Hampshire and Amherst College, he moved to New York City in late 1880 to make his way as a writer. Early success came with the play Beau Brummell, which attracted a large audience and proved to be the first of a long string of popular works Fitch wrote for the stage. His best-known plays include The Girl with the Green Eyes (1902), Her Own Way (1903), The Truth (1907), the posthumously produced The City (1909), and historical works such as Captain Jinks (1901) and Nathan Hale (1899).