W. D. Howells, 4 March 1837-11 May 1920
From Playbill, http://www.playbill.com/news/article/69486-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-In-Theatre-History-MAY-11
1920 American author, critic and playwright William Dean Howells dies today in New York City. In his criticism he championed the work of James A. Herne and Clyde Fitch. His plays include Yorick's Love, The Garroters and The Mouse Trap (not to be confused with Agatha Christie's play of the same name). He was 83 years old.