Payne, John Howard (1792 - 1852)

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Biography: 

A prolific American actor and playwright, born in New York City, who wrote more than 50 plays, Payne was renowned for one thing only, the song "Home Sweet Home" from his opera Clari, performed first at Covent Garden on May 8, 1823. He acted as American consul at Tunis 1842-45 and 1851 until his death a year later.

Given Name: 
John Howard
Family Name: 
Payne
Birth Date: 
June 9, 1792
Death Date: 
April 9, 1852
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