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Birthday of Thornton Wilder
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Top Ten Facts about Thornton Wilder
By Beth A. Beutler
1 Jasmine liked drama class. She went every Thursday afternoon to the local children's theater. They did short skits, learned acting skills, and learned about great writers of plays.
2 Today was April 17, and the teacher told them about a writer named Thornton Wilder.
3 "Kids," said Mrs. Thedle, "today we will learn some facts about a great playwright named Thornton Wilder. We will be assisting the adults who will be performing his best-known play, Our Town. I'd like you to learn a little more about him since today was his birthday!"
4 Mrs. Thedle turned on the projector. She showed a list of facts. She revealed each fact one by one.
5 1. Thornton Wilder was born on April 17, 1897, and died on December 7, 1975.
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