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Helburn, Theresalocked

(12 January 1887–18 August 1959)
  • Kathleen M. Robbins

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Helburn, Theresa (12 January 1887–18 August 1959), playwright and theater producer, was born in New York City, the daughter of Julius Helburn, a Boston leather merchant, and Hannah Peyser, a primary school teacher. Helburn acquired a love of literature and culture from her mother, who educated her in the experimental elementary school she had established at home. When her mother took her at age nine to see ...

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