Herne, Chrystal


Herne, Chrystal
(1883-1950)
   Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Katherine Chrystal Herne began her career in 1899 acting in the plays of her father, James A. Herne. She never attained stardom, but she was a respected character actress excelling in roles requiring stature and imperiousness. She appeared in As a Man Thinks (1911), and was particularly well-received in the first U.S. production of W. Somerset Maugham's Our Betters (1917). In the 1920s, Herne's notable appearances included Expressing Willie (1924) and Craig's Wife (1925).

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  • Herne, James A. — (1839 1901)    Born in Cohoes, New York, son of a poverty stricken Irish immigrant family, James Aherne left school in early adolescence to work in a brush factory. His family s Dutch Reformed religious beliefs forbade attending theatre, but when …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

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