Greenspan, Sara, 1894-1968.

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In a lengthy association that spanned some of the most significant years of operation for the Theatre Guild, Sara Greenspan (1894-1968), served as the prestigious production company's business manager. She began with the Guild as a secretary in 1925 and later functioned as its business manager for twenty years before retiring in 1963. Greenspan's positions with the Guild enabled her to interact with many of the most important composers, directors, performers, and playwrights in twentieth century American theater. Among the most delicate of her duties was the distribution of opening night tickets for productions put on by the Guild. Greenspan also was responsible for completing many of the administrative tasks involved with running the Theatre Guild-American Theatre Society Subscription Service, which handled national touring productions. Shortly before her retirement, she appeared as an extra in The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1963), the final episode in the Theatre Guild's television anthology series, The United States Steel Hour . Greenspan, who was born in New York City, attended Washington Irving High School and was married to pharmacist Meyer Levy.

From the guide to the Sara Greenspan Theatre Guild files, 1925-1969, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

In a lengthy association that spanned some of the most significant years of operation for the Theatre Guild, Sara Greenspan (1894-1968), served as the prestigious production company's business manager.

She began with the Guild as a secretary in 1925 and later functioned as its business manager for twenty years, before retiring in 1963. Greenspan's positions with the Guild enabled her to interact with many of the most important composers, directors, performers, and playwrights in twentieth century American theater. Among the most delicate of her duties was the distribution of opening night tickets for productions put on by the Guild. Greenspan also was responsible for completing many of the administrative tasks involved with running the Theatre Guild-American Theatre Society Subscription Service, which handled national touring productions. Shortly before her retirement, she appeared as an extra in The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1963), the final episode in the Theatre Guild's television anthology series, The United States Steel Hour. Greenspan, who was born in New York City, attended Washington Irving High School and was married to pharmacist Meyer Levy.

From the description of Sara Greenspan Theatre Guild files, 1925-1969. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 181590871

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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
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Theater--New York (State)--New York
Theater management
Theater management--New York (State)--New York
Theater management--United States
Administrative assistants
Administrative assistants--New York (State)--New York
Theater
Theater--United States--20th century
Theater--20th century
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Administrative assistants
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Birth 1894

Death 1968

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