Roberts, Joan, 1917-2012

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Actress and singer, Joan Roberts, the original Laurey in OKLAHOMA (1943) was born in New York City and began her career on the stage as a child. She appeared in over 25 musicals on Broadway and on tour (1941-1950), was seen on television in the 1960s, and has recorded several albums of songs.

From the guide to the Joan Roberts Papers, 1966-1993, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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referencedIn Gay Wilson Allen Papers, 1801-1988 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Joan Roberts Papers, 1966-1993 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Rouben Mamoulian Papers, 1740-1987, (bulk 1906-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903- person
associatedWith Mamoulian, Rouben. person
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Birth 1917-07-15

Death 2012-08-13



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