Edith Kennedy

Edith Kennedy, often credited as Edith M. Kennedy, was an American writer and screenwriter active during the silent era.

Edith May Kennedy
From an advertisement in a 1921 magazine
BornApril 19, 1880
Auburn, New York, USA
Years active1917–1924
Spouse(s)Albert D. Jewett (div.)
RelativesClara Genevieve Kennedy (sister)



Edith May Kennedy was born in to Frederick Kennedy and Clara Lane in Auburn, New York. The family moved several times during Edith's childhood, eventually heading west and settling in Pasadena, California, where Edith began her career as a writer.


Edith wrote short stories before turning her attentions to Hollywood. Once she began writing film scenarios, she found her work in high demand: She penned dozens of scripts between 1917 and 1924, working with directors like George Melford and Walter Edwards.

Personal life

She married New York–based composer Albert D. Jewett in 1921,[1] and from there, went under contract at MGM.[2] The pair later divorced.

Her sister Clara Genevieve Kennedy also worked briefly as a scenario writer, penning eight scripts between 1918 and 1921.[3][4]

Her date of death is unknown.



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