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Date of Birth 8 December 1889Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 28 December 1949The Glades, Dade County, Florida, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameWilliam Hervey Allen Jr.

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Hervey Allen was born in 1897, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He didn't finish High school, but instead went off to fight in World War I. 'Action at Aqulia' and 'Toward the flame' (which has recently been reprinted) are two of his books of his experiences in (or about) WWI. He later finished his education and became a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburg, where he met Annette Andrews (at the time his student). After Annette graduated they were married. This was considered a great scandal because of their previous relationship as teacher and student and because Annette was 19 years his junior. They moved to Bermuda to escape scrutiny.

Living off money from Annette's parents, they lived in Felicity Hall, Bermuda, where their three children were born. Anthony Adverse was then released in 1929 (about the time of the stock market crash) and the Allens suddenly found themselves rich. They then lived in Cazinovia, New York for awhile before buying Bonfield in Maryland. Finally the family settled in Miami, Florida, right next door to Robert Frost. Sadly Hervey Allen died suddenly of a heart attack while in the shower and was later discovered by his wife. For his services in the war he was buried in Arlington National Cemetary. The eldest of his children recently passed away last year around thanksgiving, but two are still living in the West.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Erin Duffy, great-granddaughter of Hervey Allen

Spouse (1)

Annette Hyde Andrews (1927 - 28 December 1949) (his death) (3 children)

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