Perry, Antoinette, 1888-1946

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Denver native, actress and stage director. Broadway's Tony Awards are named for her.

From the description of Papers : 1859-1987 ;. (Colorado Newspaper Project, Colorado Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 26927478

Born in Denver, Colorado. Made her theatrical debut in 1905. Married Frank Frueauff in 1909 and left theater. Return in 1922. Made her directorial debut in 1928. Directed 17 Broadway plays. Helped found the American Theatre Wing (ATW). Died in 1946. In 1947 the ATW established the Antoinette Perry Awards, known as the Tony Awards, for distinguished theatrical accomplishments on the New York stage.

From the description of Papers, 1899-1908, 1991. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 63206339

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Antoinette Perry : [collection] : 1905-1908. History Colorado
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Perry, Antoinette, 1888-1946. Papers, 1899-1908, 1991. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Perry, Antoinette, 1888-1946. Papers : 1859-1987 ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Scrapbook of Antoinette Perry : [collection] : 1900-1909. History Colorado
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Murphy, Minnie Hall. Mary Hill Nevin Hall maunscript, undated. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mary Hill Nevin Hall manuscript, undated The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Papers, 1928-1981. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Perry, Antoinette, 1888-1946. Papers : 1859-1987 ;. History Colorado
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correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Chase, Mary, 1907- person
associatedWith Fry, Shawn T., person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Murphy, Minnie Hall person
associatedWith Murphy, Minnie Hall. person
associatedWith Perry, Antoinette, 1888-1946. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
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United States
Women theatrical producers and directors
Manuscripts, American
Tony Awards--Manuscripts


Birth 1888-06-27

Death 1946-06-28



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