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novelist , playwright

James Leo Herlihy, American playwright, novelist. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.

Background

Herlihy, James Leo was born on February 27, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of William Francis and Grace (Oberer) Herlihy.

Education

Student, Black Mountain College, 1947-1948;student, Pasadena Playhouse, 1948-1950;Radio Corporation of America fellow, Yale Drama School, 1956-1957.

Career

Distinguished visiting professor University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1983.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.

Connections

father:
William Francis Herlihy

mother:
Grace (Oberer) Herlihy