Adela Rogers St. Johns

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Birth Name: Adela Rogers St. Johns
Born: 05/20/1894
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Place: Arroyo Grande, California, USA
Died: 08/10/1988

She was born Adela Nora Rogers on May 20, 1894 in Los Angeles, to Harriet and Earl Rogers. Her father earned wide renown as a criminal defense attorney and one of the first to introduce modern forensic science into legal proceedings. Adela idolized him and loathed her mother, and she opted to live him when her parents' tempestuous union finally ended when she was eight. She developed a love of letters and both read voluminously and began writing from an early age. The latter garnered her recognition at age nine when her submission won a story contest sponsored by The Los Angeles Times. St. Johns attended Hollywood High School but, she would later say, truly learned of the world throug... Continue Bio >>

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