Saturday, December 15, 2007
He was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the second child of William Lincoln Anderson, a Baptist minister, and his wife, formerly Charlotte Perrimela Stephenson. His family initially lived on his maternal grandmother's farm in Atlantic, then moved to Andover, Ohio, where his father became a railroad fireman while studying to become a minister. They moved to Jamestown, North Dakota in 1907, where Anderson attended Jamestown High School, graduating in 1908.
Watch the Lewis Milestone's 1932 film, Rain, screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, free from the Internet Archive.