Gielgud, John, 1904-2000

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1904-04-14
Death 2000-05-21
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English actor.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (19) : London, to "Dear Mardi" [Mrs. John C. Hughes], 1972-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589158

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typed letter signed : London, Hampstead, and Beverly Hills, to Denys [Blakelock], 1958 Dec. 6-1964 May 30 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870868

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to Charles [Ryskamp], 1984 Apr. 20 and 1984 May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870871

John Gielgud, actor, was born 14 April 1904 in London, England. Since his first theatrical appearance in 1921 he has had a distinguished career on stage, in films and on television. John Gielgud died in 2000.

From the guide to the John Gielgud letters to Howard Turner, 1946-1994, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

John Gielgud, illustrious English actor of stage and screen, who was knighted in 1957 and died in 2000, was also a producer and director. Named Arthur John Gielgud at birth, he made his theatrical debut in 1921.

From the guide to the John Gielgud drawings, 1920, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

John Gielgud, illustrious English actor of stage and screen, who was knighted in 1957 and died in 2000, was also a producer and director.

Named Arthur John Gielgud at birth, he made his theatrical debut in 1921.

From the description of John Gielgud drawings, 1920. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122408241

John Gielgud, actor, was born 14 April 1904 in London, England.

Since his first theatrical appearance in 1921 he has had a distinguished career on stage, in films and on television. John Gielgud died in 2000.

From the description of John Gielgud letters to Howard Turner, 1946-1994. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122531549

John Gielgud, actor, was born 14 April 1904 in London, England.

Since his first theatrical appearance in 1921 he has had a distinguished career on stage, in films and on television.

From the description of John Gielgud correspondence to Katharine Cornell, Guthrie McClintic and Nancy Hamilton, 1958-1982. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580604

Epithet: actor

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000327

John Gielgud was born in London, England, on April 14, 1904. Since his first theatrical appearance in 1921 he has had a distinguished acting career on stage, in films, and on television. Between the 1950s and 1970s he had a significant directing career. He has written six autobiographical works.

Katharine ("Kit") Cornell was born in Germany on February 16, 1893. She became one of the leading stars of the American stage between the 1920s and 1950s. In 1921 she married Guthrie McClintic. Katharine Cornell died at her home on Martha's Vineyard on June 12, 1974.

Guthrie McClintic was born in Seattle in 1893. He began a distinguished career as a theater director and producer in 1921. Many of the productions he directed [such as The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1931)] featured his wife Katharine Cornell. McClintic died in 1961.

Nancy Hamilton was born in Pennsylvania on July 27, 1908. During the course of her long, versatile career she authored an award-winning documentary on the life of Helen Keller, wrote sketches and lyrics for several successful Broadway revues, and acted as assistant manager and understudy for The Barretts of Wimpole Street [European Theater of Operations production, 1944-1945]. Gielgud's correspondence to "Kit and Nancy" reveals that Katharine Cornell and Nancy Hamilton became close friends and neighbors after Guthrie McClintic's death in 1961. Miss Hamilton died in New York City on February 18, 1985.

From the guide to the John Gielgud correspondence to Katharine Cornell, Guthrie McClintic and Nancy Hamilton, 1958-1982, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

John Gielgud was born in South Kensington, London, 14 April 1904. He was educated at Westminster and trained at Lady Benson's Acting School and RADA, London. He worked under the tutelage of Lilian Bayliss with friend and fellow performer Laurence Olivier and other contemporaries of the National Theatre at the Old Vic, London. His first appearance on stage at the Old Vic was in 1921; his first screen debut in 1924. He was President of the Shakespeare Reading Society, 1958-; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 1977-1989 (Honorary Fellow, 1989); Fellow, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1992; Special Award for Services to the Theatre, Laurence Olivier Awards, 1985; Honorary Degree Brandeis University Companion, Legion of Honour, 1960; CH 1977; Knight 1953; Honorary LLD St Andrews, 1950; Honorary DLitt Oxon, 1953; Honorary DLitt London, 1977. Publications:

Early Stages, 1938 Stage Directions, 1963 Distinguished Company, 1972 An Actor and His Time (autobiog.), 1979 Backward Glances, 1989 Shakespeare - Hit or Miss, 1991

Died Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, 21 May 2000.

Reference: Who's Who 1993

From the guide to the John Gielgud Correspondence, 1969-1991, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Shakespeare Institute Library)

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