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John Herbert (playwright) was born on 13 October, 1926 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a playwright. Discover John Herbert (playwright)’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 networth at the age of 75 years old?

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Age 75 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 13 October 1926
Birthday 13 October
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of death (2001-06-22)
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Nationality Canada

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Herbert died in 2001. The manual typewriter on which he composed Fortune and Men’s Eyes is in the possession of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. A selection of manuscripts, letters and personal papers were donated to the University of Waterloo Library in 1982.


Fortune and Men’s Eyes remains the most widely produced play in the history of Canadian theatre, both in Canada and internationally. It has been translated into more than 40 languages and staged internationally. A motion picture version of the work, based on a screenplay by Herbert, was directed by Harvey Hart in 1971. The play had a profound impact on producer David Rothenberg. Rothenberg went on to found the Fortune Society, a nonprofit advocacy organization that supports incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated people reintegrate into society.


Herbert wrote Fortune and Men’s Eyes in 1964 based on his time behind bars. He included the character of Queenie as an authorial self-insertion. The play was first staged as a Stratford Festival workshop directed by Bruno Gerussi, in 1965, but Herbert was unable to find a theatre company willing to mount a full production in Canada. It ultimately premiered as an off-Broadway play in New York City, produced by David Rothenberg and Mitchell Nestor, on February 14, 1967 at the Broadway Actor’s Playhouse. Because of his past conviction, Herbert faced difficulties entering the United States to attend productions of his work.


Later, Herbert travelled across North America doing odd jobs to support himself before returning to Toronto in 1955. He studied at the National Ballet School of Canada and at Dora Mavor Moore’s New Play Society. Herbert co-founded the Garret Theatre with his sister Nana Brundage in 1960.


John Herbert was the pen name of John Herbert Brundage (13 October 1926 – 22 June 2001), a Canadian playwright, drag queen, and theatre director best known for his 1967 play Fortune and Men’s Eyes.

Herbert was born in Toronto on October 13, 1926. After completing high school, he worked in the advertising department of Eaton’s and began competing in drag pageants. In the 1940s, Herbert was the victim of an attempted robbery while he was dressed as a woman. His assailants falsely claimed that Herbert had solicited them for sex, and Herbert was accused and convicted of indecency under Canada’s same-sex sexual activity law, which was not repealed until 1969. After being convicted, Herbert served time in a youth reformatory in Guelph, Ontario. Herbert later served another sentence for indecency at reformatory in Mimico.