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Full Name: James A Herne
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(1839-1901) Actor and playwright. James A. Herne was born James Aherne in Cohoes, New York. He first appeared in a traveling company and later in various roles and organizations throughout the United States. Later he was actor-manager at San Francisco and in 1879 presented his first play, "Hearts of Oak," which won immediate success. "Drifting Apart" (1888), "The Minutemen" (1886), and "Margaret Fleming" (1890) were less favorably received, although the last was highly ranked by the critics. In 1883-1884 Herne wrote his most successful work, "Shore Acres," which was first performed as "The Hawthornes at Chicago" in 1892. "Shore Acres" was followed by "The Rev. Griffith Davenport" (1899), a dramatization of Helen Gardners "An Unofficial Patriot".
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1839 Albany County
James Aherne was born in Cohoes, New York in 1839. 
1901 (Unknown) County
James A. Herne died in New York in 1901. 
1879 (Unknown) County
Hearts of Oak
This was his first play, written with David Belasco, which won immediate success. 
1888 (Unknown) County
Drifting Apart
Play. 
1886 (Unknown) County
The Minute Men of 1774–75
Play. 
1891 (Unknown) County
Margaret Fleming
Was less favorably received, although highly ranked by the critics. 
1893 (Unknown) County
Shore Acres
His most successful work, which was first performed as "The Hawthornes at Chicago" in 1892.  
1899 (Unknown) County
The Reverend Griffith Davenport
A dramatization of Helen Gardners novel "An Unofficial Patriot." 
1900 (Unknown) County
Sag Harbor
Play. 
1879 (Unknown) County
Within an Inch of his Life
Play written with David Belasco. 
1879 (Unknown) County
Marriage by Moonlight
Play written with David Belasco.  
1897 (Unknown) County
Art for Truth's Sake
Essay. 

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