Discipline: Literature

Sophia Cleugh

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1933

Sophia Cleugh (1876-1958) was an author in the early 20th century who wrote 16 known novels, some of which were published under the pseudonym George Oleson. Cleugh, who was married to English actor Dennis Cleugh, lived in the United States for many years, where she worked as a screenwriter for Universal Pictures. Her works include Matilda, Governess of the English (1924) and Wind Which Moved a Ship (1936).



Sophia Cleugh worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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