David H. Greene
|David Herbert Greene|
4 November 1913|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
|Died||9 July 2008
Boynton Beach, Florida
|Genre||Irish Literature, Irish History|
|Notable works||J.M. Synge 1871-1909
1000 Years of Irish Prose
|Spouse||Catherine Healy (m. 1939–2008)|
David Herbert Greene (November 4, 1913 – July 9, 2008) was an author and professor at Harvard University, Boston University, The College of New Rochelle, the U.S. Naval Academy and New York University, where he was chairman of the English Department. He was the official biographer of the Irish playwright J.M. Synge and worked on the original version of the game show Password as a 'word authority'.
- Dennis Hevesi (July 10, 2008). "David H. Greene, author, Irish literature scholar; at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
David H. Greene, a leading scholar of Irish literature and one of the authorized biographers of the playwright J. M. Synge, the author of “The Playboy of the Western World,” died on Wednesday near his home in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 94.