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Mary Chase

Born: Feb 25, 1906

Death: Oct 20, 1981

Birthplace: Denver

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Mary Chase

Date of Birth : Feb 25, 1906
Date of Death : Oct 20, 1981
Birth Place : Denver

Mary Coyle Chase was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the Broadway play Harvey, later adapted for film starring James Stewart. She wrote fourteen plays, two children's novels, and one screenplay, and worked seven years at the Rocky Mountain News as a journalist. Three of her plays were made into Hollywood films: Sorority House, Harvey, and Bernardine.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Journalist
  • Playwright

Also known as

  • Mary Agnes McDonough Coyle
  • Mary Coyle Chase


  • Robert L. Chase


  • Barry Jerome Chase
  • Michael Chase
  • Colin Chase

Awards Won

  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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