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MORTON, MARTHA:

American playwright; born Oct. 10, 1865, in New York city; educated in the public schools and at the Normal College. Among her contributions to the drama may be mentioned: "Helene," played by Clara Morris; "The Refugee's Daughter (1886), played by Cora Tanner; "The Merchant," written in prize play competition for the "New York World," and produced at the Union Square Theater, New York city, in 1888, and later by A. M. Palmer at Madison Square Theater with Viola Allen, Nelson Wheatcroft, and William Faversham in the leading rôles. Others of her plays were: "Geoffry Middleton" (1890); "Brother John" (1892); "His Wife's Father" (1893); "A Fool of Fortune" (1895); "Uncle Dick" (1896); "A Bachelor's Romance" (1895), which ran for eight years in the United States, and was also produced in England by John Hare (1897); "Her Lord and Master" (1899); "The Diplomat" (1902); "A Four-Leaf Clover" (1903); "The Truth-Tellers" (1903); and three plays written for William H. Crane. In Aug., 1897, she married Hermann Conheim of New York city.

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