Moss, Arnold, 1910-1989

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Actor, director, theatrical producer, and crossword puzzle maker. Died 1989.

From the description of Arnold Moss papers, 1935-1987 (bulk 1953-1987). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979870

Biographical Note

  • 1910, Jan. 28: Born, Brooklyn, N. Y.
  • 1928: A.B., College of the City of New York (later City College of the City University of New York), New York, N.Y.
  • 1929 - 1931 : Apprenticeship, Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre, New York, N.Y.
  • 1931: Broadway debut, Wonder Boy, Alvin Theatre, New York, N.Y.
  • 1933: Married Stella Reynolds
  • 1933 - 1940 : Instructor, Speech and Theatre Department, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 1934: A.M., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1940: First major role on Broadway, The Fifth Column, Alvin Theatre, New York, N.Y.
  • 1946: Film debut, Temptation
  • 1954 - 1974 : Appeared in programs of dramatic readings and performances as part of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Series, Library of Congress
  • 1957 - 1958 : Adapted, coproduced, and acted in George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah on tour and on Broadway, New York, N.Y.
  • 1959: Founded, directed, and starred in Shakespeare Festival Players, a touring repertory company
  • 1961: American specialist in theater, Department of State, Central America and South America
  • 1964: American specialist in theater, Department of State, Africa and the Far East
  • 1973: Ph.D., New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1973 - 1974 : Visiting professor, Department of Dramatic Arts, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
  • 1975: Visiting professor, Pace University, New York, N.Y. Writer, actor, "CBS Radio Mystery Theatre"
  • 1976: Visiting professor, Eminent Scholar Program, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
  • 1977: Visiting professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
  • 1983 - 1984 : National Visiting Scholar, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • 1989, Dec. 15: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Arnold Moss Papers, 1935-1987, (bulk 1953-1987), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896. Studio one presents "Trilby" / by George Du Maurier. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Arnold Moss Papers, 1935-1987, (bulk 1953-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Moss, Arnold, 1910-1989. Arnold Moss papers, 1935-1987 (bulk 1953-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf An-Ski, S., 1863-1920. "Studio one" presents S. Ansky's The dybbuk. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
correspondedWith Burton, Philip, 1904- person
associatedWith Library of Congress. corporateBody
correspondedWith Malamud, Bernard person
correspondedWith Malamud, Bernard person
correspondedWith Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 person
correspondedWith Prince, Harold, 1928- person
associatedWith Shakespeare Festival Players corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1866-1950. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Far East
Latin America
Theater--Far East
Theater--Latin America
Universities and colleges
Theater--Production and direction
Crossword puzzles
Repertory theater
Crossword puzzle makers
Theatrical producers


Birth 1910-01-28

Death 1989-12-15



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