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James Davis

Also Known As: "Owen Hall", "Payne Nunn"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: April 9, 1907 (53)
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Hyman Davis and Isabella Davis
Husband of Esther Josephine Davis
Father of Isabelle Benjamin and Dorothy Davis
Brother of Elkela Davis; Isaac Davis; David Davis; Henry Davis; Julia Frankau and 2 others

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Owen Hall

Owen Hall was the pen name of James Davis an Irish-born 19th and early 20th century theatre writer and theatre critic James Davis when writing for the stage. He wrote the librettos for several very successful musical comedies, including Florodora, A Gaiety Girl, The Geisha and A Greek Slave.

James Davis practiced as a solicitor for twelve years before becoming a drama critic. He unsuccessfully contested the constituency of Dundalk as a Conservative, in 1880.

According to Louis Hyman in Jews of Ireland, he was born in 1848 in London, and his father came to Dublin in 1849. The date of birth in 1853 cannot be correct, because in the Dublin Hebrew Congregation revord of births, he has a brother born on 12/3/1853. (Jeff Maynard)

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Owen Hall's Timeline

April 10, 1853
April 9, 1907
Age 53
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom