Agnes Boulton

Born Sep 19, 1893

Agnes Boulton was a successful pulp fiction writer in the 1910s, later the wife of Eugene O'Neill. Prior to their marriage, she wrote for such magazines as Breezy Stories, Snappy Stories, and Young's Magazine.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Agnes Boulton.


1893 Birth Born in 1893.


1917 24 Years Old Boulton met O'Neill in the fall of 1917 in the Golden Swan Saloon, better known as The Hell Hole, in Greenwich Village. They married some six months later, on April 12, 1918 at Provincetown, Massachusetts. O'Neill, at the time, was considered a promising author of one-act plays. During the first year of their marriage, he wrote Beyond the Horizon, his first full-length, Broadway play, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1920 During the early years of the marriage, Boulton modified her writing and had two stories published by The Smart Set, an important magazine co-edited by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan.
1919 26 Years Old She gave birth to Shane O'Neill in 1919 and Oona O'Neill in 1925.


1928 35 Years Old The marriage came to an end when O'Neill left Boulton for the actress Carlotta Monterey in 1928, and they divorced in 1929. … Read More
1929 36 Years Old Contrary to the terms of the 1929 divorce settlement, Boulton had saved most of her letters to and from O'Neill, as well as some O'Neill manuscripts, including "Exorcism," a one-act play by O'Neill, which was thought to have been destroyed but had been given by Boulton to a friend, Philip Yardon. It was published in the October 17, 2011 issue of The New Yorker. The O'Neill/Boulton correspondence was published in 2000 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in a volume called A Wind Is Rising. Boulton died on November 25, 1968 in West Point Pleasant, New Jersey.


1943 50 Years Old Her daughter, Oona O'Neill, married Charlie Chaplin in 1943 at the age of 18 (he was 54), and moved to Switzerland with him nine years later, renouncing her American citizenship.
1944 51 Years Old Boulton published a novel, The Road Is Before Us, in 1944, and a memoir of the first two years of her marriage to O'Neill in 1958, entitled Part of a Long Story. … Read More


1968 75 Years Old Died in 1968.
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