: This photograph shows author Zane Grey with his children (from left to right) Romer, Loren, and Betty outside their home in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. Pearl Zane Grey (1872-1939) was born in Zanesville, Ohio, a town founded by his mother's ancestors. In his youth Gray was a semiprofessional baseball player and a dentist, having half-heartedly studied dentistry while on a baseball scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania. He married Lina Roth, whom he called Dolly, in 1905. She fostered his writing career, serving as editor, manager, and muse. More than 130 million Zane Grey novels are in print worldwide. During his lifetime, Grey wrote 89 books, including 56 Western novels. The avid sportsman's larger-than-life personality and adventure-filled books influenced early 20th-century popular culture. There were 115 movies made from Zane Grey novels, the first in 1915 and the most recent, a remake of Riders of the Purple Sage, in 1996. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Literary Ohio; Authors; Grey, Zane, 1872-1939; Children; Families Places
: Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio); Lackawaxen (Pennsylvania)