Julie Herne

Julie Adrianne Herne (October 31, 1880 – February 25, 1955) was an American playwright, screenwriter, actress, and film scout active during Hollywood's silent era.

Julie Herne
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Julie Adrianne Herne

(1880-10-31)October 31, 1880
DiedFebruary 25, 1955(1955-02-25) (aged 74)
OccupationScreenwriter, playwright, actress
RelativesChrystal Herne (sister)


Herne was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1880, the daughter of playwright James A. Herne and stage actress Katherine Corcoran. Her sister was actress Chrystal Herne.[1]

She had always dreamed of writing plays, and she began writing and acting in her teenage years. She had a number of plays hit Broadway in the 1910s and 1920s.[2]

By the early 1920s, she was employed as a scenarist at Paramount, where she worked on films like Dangerous Money and The Snow Bride.[3] Her film career tapered off around 1925, although she continued writing for the stage.

Herne was found dead in her New York City apartment in 1955.[4] In her suicide note, she blamed a bad review as the source of her despair.[5]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ The Theatre. Meyer Bros. & Company. 1905.
  2. ^ Martin, Betty (February 7, 1909). "Daughter of Late James Herne Shows Many of His Talents". The Oakland Tribune. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jingling Silver Coins Replace Paper Money". The Argus-Leader. August 23, 1924. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "JULIE HERNE FOUND DEAD; Film Script Scout, 74, Came of Old Stage Family". The New York Times. 1955-02-26. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  5. ^ Lyons, Leonard (March 4, 1955). "Ridgeway on Way Out as Chief of Staff". The Santa Fe New Mexican.

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