McLean, Kathryn (1909–1966)

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McLean, Kathryn (1909–1966)

American author and short-story writer. Name variations: Kathryn Forbes. Born in San Francisco, California, Mar 10, 1909; died May 15, 1966; dau. of Leon Ellis and Della (Jesser) Anderson; m. Robert McLean (contractor), 1926 (div., May 1946); children: Robert Jr. and Richard.

Under pseudonym Kathryn Forbes, wrote her semi-autobiographical Mama's Bank Account, an episodic work centering around her Norwegian-American family stretching their earnings to pay expenses in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, which was produced on Broadway as I Remember Mama (1944) and evolved into a highly popular tv series (1949–57).

See also Women in World History.

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