RYAN, HARRIET FITTS, 1891-1984

Biography:

Actress, journalist. Born– Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– W. C. and Eleanor (Hewitt) Fitts. Married– Judge Bernard Ryan, 1923. Children– Four. Education– Mobile schools. Acted in the theatre companies of Laura Hope Crewes, Margaret Auglin, and Madame Yorake.  Worked as a newspaper correspondent in the 1920′s and 1930′s; wrote a syndicated column, “Grits and Gravy.”  Lived in Gaines, Orleans, New York, after her marriage.  Helped to found Actor’s Equity;  made a Honorary Life Member in 1979.Died January 4, 1984.

Source:

Files at Ala. Dept. of Archives and History; ancestry.com

Publication(s):

Mother of the Groom. New York; Longmans, Green, 1951.