Lawrence, Gertrude

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Gertrude Lawrence, actress, was born Gertrud Alexandra Dagnar Lawrence Klasen in London, England on July 4, 1898. She was a musical star of stage and screen. She worked frequently with producer John Golden, and with actor and writer Noel Coward. Miss Lawrence's last stage appearance was with Yul Brynner in the musical, The King and I, in 1951. Gertrude Lawrence died on September 6, 1952.

From the guide to the Gertrude Lawrence collection, 1910-1952, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Gertrude Lawrence, actress, was born Gertrud Alexandra Dagmar Lawrence Klasen in London, England, on July 4, 1898.

She was a musical star of stage and screen. She worked frequently with producer John Golden, and with actor and writer Noel Coward. Miss Lawrence's last stage appearance was with Yul Brynner in the musical, THE KING AND I, in 1951. Miss Lawrence died on September 6, 1952.

From the description of Gertrude Lawrence collection, 1910-1952. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626504

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Cochran, Charles Blake, Sir, 1872?-1951. Sir Charles Blake Cochran papers, 1898-1959. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Correspondence, 1920-1950. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Noël and Gertie (Musical) [clippings]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966. Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966 bulk (1924-1966). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Chandos Sweet papers, 1916-1962 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Cochran, C. B. (Charles Blake), 1872-1951. Sir Charles Blake Cochran papers, 1898-1959. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw, [ca. 1810]-1990. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Le Gai, Hilaire. Clifton Webb Collection, [ca. 1930-ca. 1960]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Robert Baral papers, 1876-1980 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn De Mille, Agnes. Papers 1908-1993. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw, [ca. 1810]-1990. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Valdivia, Rafael. Rafael Valdivia portraits, 1926-1948. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1932-1948 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Pach Brothers Portrait Photograph Collection, 1867-1947, undated (bulk 1880-1940) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Gertrude Lawrence collection, 1910-1952 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1916-1982 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Rasch, Albertina. Musical comedies. Lady in the dark. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Susan Groag Bell's, An Annotated bibliography of British Women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 :, research and reference materials, 1986-1998 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Aldrich, Richard Stoddard, 1902-1986. Gertrude Lawrence scrapbook, 1952-1953. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
creatorOf Reisman, Leo, 1897-1961. Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1932-1948. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Gilbert Miller Collection, 1921-1967, (bulk 1932-1955) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Nye, Daniel Webb. Correspondence of Daniel Webb Nye, 1911-1960. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Register to the Papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Welles mss., 1930-1950, (Bulk 1936-1947) Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Wisely, Edward B., 1904-1972,. Tapes, [ca. 1965]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Noël and Gertie (Musical) [clippings]. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Bell, Susan G. An annotated bibliography of British women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 : research and reference materials, 1986-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gertrude Lawrence scrapbook, 1952-1953 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lawrence, Gertrude, 1898-1952. Eventide's Gertrude Lawrence collection, ca. 1929-2005. Clams, Inc
creatorOf Lawrence, Gertrude, 1898-1952. Eventide's Gertrude Lawrence collection, ca. 1929-2005. Clams, Inc
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lothar, Minda. Typescript and notes for The Avante-garde Woman, ca.1957. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Van Druten, John, 1901-1957. John Van Druten papers, 1901-1957. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Film. Miscellaneous special collections, [ca. 1901]-1979. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Sweet, Chandos, 1882-. Chandos Sweet papers, 1916-1962. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Geraghty, Tom J. Tom J. Geraghty papers, 1923-1965 (bulk 1923-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. Papers, 1916-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Agnes De Mille Papers MS 46., 1908-1993 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Lawrence, Gertrude. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966, 1924-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. José de Creeft papers, 1908-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Palmer, Paul Richard, collector, 1917-. Collection, 1907-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Scrapbook on opera and theater, 1938-1940. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. José de Creeft papers, 1908-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tom J. Geraghty Papers, 1923-1965, (bulk 1923-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hellman, Florence Marx. Theatrical diaries kept by Florence Marx Hellman, 1903-1942. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Miller, Gilbert. Gilbert Miller collection, 1921-1967 (bulk 1932-1955). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Van Druten papers, 1901-1957 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. The papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Rafael Valdivia portraits, 1926-1948 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn André Charlot Archive, 1822-2004 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Typescript and notes for The Avante-garde Woman, ca.1957 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Lawrence, Gertrude. Gertrude Lawrence collection, 1910-1952. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. Letters and notes (30), telegrams (16), cards (23) : Saratoga Springs; New York; Hollywood; and Barley Sheaf Farm, Holincong, Pa., to Claire Luce, 1937-1950 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of portraits, ca., ca., 1924-1939 (bulk), 1916-1964 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Lawrence, Gertrude. Autograph letter signed : 36 West 44th Street, New York, N.Y., to Miss Cornell, Mar. 3, 1943. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Golden papers, 1874-1971, 1925-1954 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aldrich, Richard Stoddard, 1902-1986. person
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Baral, Robert person
associatedWith Bell, Susan G. person
associatedWith Bell, Susan Groag person
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Bernard, Shaw 1856-1950. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Charlot, André person
associatedWith Cochran, C. B. (Charles Blake), 1872-1951. person
associatedWith Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974, person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith De Creeft, José, 1884-1982. person
associatedWith De Mille, Agnes person
associatedWith De Mille, Agnes. person
associatedWith Downes, Helen Converse person
associatedWith Downes, Helen Converse. person
associatedWith George Bernard Shaw person
correspondedWith Geraghty, Tom J. person
correspondedWith Geraghty, Tom J. person
associatedWith Golden, John, 1874-1955 person
associatedWith Helen Converse Downes person
associatedWith Hellman, Florence Marx. person
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Lothar, Minda person
associatedWith Lothar, Minda. person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Miller, Gilbert. person
associatedWith Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Film. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Nye, Daniel Webb. person
associatedWith Palmer, Paul Richard, collector, 1917- person
associatedWith Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Reisman, Leo, 1897-1961. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
correspondedWith Sweet, Chandos, 1882- person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Valdivia, Rafael person
associatedWith Valdivia, Rafael. person
associatedWith Van Druten, John, 1901-1957. person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 person
associatedWith Wisely, Edward B., 1904-1972, person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Subject
Theater
Theater--Great Britain
Occupation
Performer
Actresses
Function

Person

Birth 1898-07-04

Death 1952-09-06

Britons

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