Irwin, Bill, 1950-....

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George Washington Lafayette Fox (1825-1877) was a stage clown who became famous in the role of Humpty Dumpty, a role he played over 1,000 times. In later years he was afflicted with dementia, possibly a result of the lead-based clown white makeup he wore onstage.

From the description of Mr. Fox : a rumination / by Bill Irwin, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 680326125

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referencedIn University of Virginia. Arts Board. University of Virginia Arts Board papers [manuscript], 1975-2009. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Molière, 1622-1673. Scapin / by Molière ; freely adapted by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell, 1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Irwin, Bill. [Programs, announcements] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Fool moon (Broadway show) [clippings]. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Irwin, Bill, 1950-. Mr. Fox : a rumination / by Bill Irwin, 2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Feydeau, Georges, 1862-1921. A flea in her ear / by Georges Feydeau ; adapted from La puce à l'oreille by Jean-Marie Besset and Mark O'Donnell, 1998. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn New York Shakespeare Festival Records. Series V: General Manager's Files, 1960-1991 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Feydeau, Georges, 1862-1921. person
associatedWith Fox, George Lafayette, 1825-1877 person
associatedWith Houghton, James. person
associatedWith Irwin, Bill. person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Molière, 1622-1673. person
associatedWith New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Divsion. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Shakespeare Festival corporateBody
associatedWith Papp, Joseph person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Signature Theatre Company (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. Arts Board. corporateBody
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Mimes--Drama
Mental illness--Drama
Clowns--Drama
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Birth 1950-04-11

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