Birth of Moss Hart
Playwright and theater director Moss Hart was born on October 24, 1904, in New York City, New York.
Hart was raised in relative poverty in the Bronx. As a child, he was close to his Aunt Kate, who took him to the theater frequently. Though he lost contact with her after she and his parents had a falling out, he always credited her with giving him his love for theater. He learned that the theater made possible “the art of being somebody else… not a scrawny boy with bad teeth [and] a funny name.”