Sam Hearn's Bio

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Sam Hearn's Bio

Postby lippo57 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:08 pm

I learned recently that Sam Hearn is my great uncle. Does anyone have info on Sam Herman? I was told he was Sam Hearn's brother. Sam Herman was married to my mother's mother, Sylvia Kannett.
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Re: Sam Hearn's Bio

Postby LLeff » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:57 pm

I have some...feel free to E-mail me at
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Re: Sam Hearn's Bio

Postby hjh27 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:05 pm

Dear Lippo57, I too am related to Sam Herman. Although I never met him, he was my (now deceased) father's first cousin. I have a family tree that shows that Sam Herman was married to "Sylvia" and that Sylvia had a daughter (by another marriage?) named Barbara. As for the connection to Sam Hearn, here's what I know: Sam and my dad had many other first cousins including Frances Herman. Frances had a daughter named Shirley Cohen. Shirley married Jacob Fuchsberg who went on to become a Judge on NY's highest court. I had a conversation with Judge Fuchsberg more than 20 years ago in which he told me that I was related to Sam Hearn and Lou Hearn (brothers) who had changed their name from Herman when they went into show business. But that's all I know. I don't know how I am related to them and I don't see them on the family tree that I have. You may also be interested in this post on this website which makes reference to a mysterious Shirley Herman who appeared with Sam Hearn. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1124 That looks like another clue to the family relationship. I'd be curious to know what you know about the connection between the Hermans and Sam Hearn. Regards, Howard J. Herman
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