Her original ambition was to be an actress.
During the Second World War she founded the American Theater Wing to aid British war relief and later the Stage Door Canteen, a recreational center for servicemen in New York City.
Founded and headed the Stage Women's War Relief Fund during the First World War.
Remembered for her award winning play "When Ladies Meet" and "Susan of God".
Was considered the leading female playwright of her day.
She began as an actress and directed her own plays by 1903.
"Miss Crothers had no close relatives," according to The New York Times.