American author Charles Barnard was born on this day in Boston, Mass. to parents Charles Frances Barnard and Sarah Barnard (nee Holmes). His writing had great expanse; he dabbled in everything from journalism, stories, plays to non-fiction subjects such as gardening and electricity. His work has only been adapted to a screenplay for a film once; that film The County Fair, based on his dramatic play of the same name, was released the year of his death: 1920. The film was a Maurice Tourneur, production (he is also credited as co-director). Barnard died on 11 April in Pasadena, CA. at the age of 82.
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