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John Erskine was born on 5 October, 1879 in New York City, New York, USA, is a Writer. Discover John Erskine's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of John Erskine networth?

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Occupation writer
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 5 October, 1879
Birthday 5 October
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 2 June, 1951
Died Place New York City, New York, USA
Nationality United States

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Who Is John Erskine's Wife?

His wife is Helen Worden (3 July 1945 - 2 June 1951) ( his death), Pauline Ives (9 June 1910 - 30 June 1945) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

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Wife Helen Worden (3 July 1945 - 2 June 1951) ( his death), Pauline Ives (9 June 1910 - 30 June 1945) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
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John Erskine Net Worth

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In 1937 he retired from academic life and took up writing full-time. He published a variety of non-fiction works, two biographies (of Walt Whitman and American revolutionary figure Patrick Henry) and three volumes of memoirs.


He surprised many with his 1928 novel "The Private Life of Helen of Troy", his humorous version of the classic legend set in the contemporary Jazz Age.


He was a trustee at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music from 1927 and was president of the institution from 1928 to 1937. He also published numerous books, mainly scholarly studies and poetry volumes.

It was hugely successful, being translated into 16 languages and even turned into a film (The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927)).


In 1909 he accepted a position on the faculty at his alma mater, Columbia, and became a full professor there in 1916. He was at Columbia for 28 years and gained a reputation as a highly respected and influential teacher; among his students were future authors Mark Van Doren, Clifton Fadiman, Rexford Tugwell and Mortimer J. Adler. Erskine also kept up his interest in music, often performing at private functions and on occasion at public concerts.


Erskine graduated from Columbia University in 1900 and received his PhD in 1903. He was an English instructor at Amherst College and became an Associate Professor there.


Musician and writer John Erskine was born in New York City on October 5, 1879. As a child he had a strong interest in music, taking piano lessons for many years; for a time he was being taught by noted composer Edward MacDowell.