Ashton Stevens

Critic, Deceased Person

1872 – 1951

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Who was Ashton Stevens?

Ashton P. Stevens was an American journalist regarded as the dean of American drama critics. His newspaper column appeared in The San Francisco Examiner and later in the Chicago Herald-American. He was theatre critic for the Hearst Newspapers for 50 years, 40 of them in Chicago. The character of Jedediah Leland in the film Citizen Kane is based on Stevens, a close boyhood friend of Orson Welles.

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Born
Aug 11, 1872
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Ashton P. Stevens
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  • United States of America
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Died
Jul 12, 1951
Chicago

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on July 23, 2013

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