Edith Meiser

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Edith Meiser

Born

Detroit, Michigan

Died

9/26/1993

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Legendary detective Sherlock Holmes owes much of his enduring popularity to writer and actress Edith Meiser, who worked tirelessly to bring adaptations of Holmes stories to radio in the 1930s, and almost singlehandedly spearheaded the American public's interest in Holmes which continues to this day. After graduating from…more

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    • In the 1950s, Edith Meiser was the writer for a short-lived daily Sherlock Holmes comic strip which appeared in several newspapers. Some of the stories in the strip were adaptations of her own radio dramas.

    • After she ran out of Arthur Conan Doyle stories to dramatize, Edith Meiser began writing her own original Sherlock Holmes plays for radio. These scripts were later praised by Conan Doyle's widow and son.

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