Justus Miles Forman

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Justus Miles Forman
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Justus Miles Forman
Born (1875-11-01)November 1, 1875
Le Roy, New York
Died May 7, 1915(1915-05-07) (aged 39)
RMS Lusitania, Atlantic Ocean

Justus Miles Forman (November 1, 1875 – May 7, 1915) was an American novelist and playwright.

Biography[edit]

Forman was born on November 1, 1875 in Le Roy, New York.[1] He attended Yale University.

His only play, The Hyphen, appeared in 1915 but did not receive the success Forman expected. The Hyphen was a topical drama about "German-Americans" and "Irish-Americans" whose patriotism and fidelity to the United States is questioned due to events in Europe during World War I. Forman hoped that the drama would do better business in a production in London and decided to book a first-class passage aboard the RMS Lusitania. Days before he was to board the liner, however, he received a mysterious phone call from a man with a thick German accent who warned him not to board the Lusitania. Forman ignored the phone call and embarked on the Lusitania on May 1, 1915.[2] The Lusitania was torpedoed on May 7, 1915, and Forman was among the 1,198 passengers who perished in the sinking. His body was never recovered.

Works[edit]

  • Garden of Lies (1902)
  • Jason (1909)
  • Bianca's Daughter (1910)
  • The Opening Door
  • The Unknown Lady
  • Journey's End
  • Island of Enchantment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forman, Justus Miles". The New Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia 14. New York: Unicorn Publishers, Inc. 1949. p. 5112. 
  2. ^ "Justus Miles Forman". The Lusitania Resource. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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