Case, Bertha

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First Mexican-American actor to win an Academy Award, Anthony Quinn's most notable film roles were the title character in Zorba the Greek for which he received his fourth Oscar nomination and the circus strongman in Fellini's La Strada. He had a prolific career on film playing especially villains and a wide variety of ethnic types. On Broadway he replaced Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire and played opposite Laurence Olivier in Thomas Becket. Quinn was also a painter and writer.

From the guide to the Anthony Quinn letters to Bertha Case, 1963-1976, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

Bertha Case was the literary executor of the estates of Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill.

From the guide to the Bertha Case collection, 19--, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Known professionally as an authors' and artists' representative, Bertha Case worked to promote and establish the literary works of a variety of authors, playwrights, and performers. According to her 1984 obituary in The New York Times, Case worked in the literary and film industries for Hollywood's A. S. Lyons Agency and New York's M.C.A. agency before establishing her own agency in New York in the 1950s.

Notably, Case acted as the literary representative of the estates of German playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill.

Source: "Bertha Case," The New York Times, December 13, 1984. Accessed July 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/1984/12/13/obituaries/bertha-case.html.

From the guide to the Bertha Case papers, 1932-1985, 1963-1984, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.)

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referencedIn Ameen Fares Rihani Papers, 1897-1940 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001. Anthony Quinn letters to Bertha Case, 1963-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sutton, Dolores. Papers relating to Lotte Lenya and Bertha Case, 1956-1982. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
creatorOf Bertha Case papers, 1932-1985, 1963-1984 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Dessau, Paul, 1894-1979. Mann ist Mann / [Musik von Paul Dessau ; Text von Bertolt Brecht]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bertha Case collection, 19-- The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. General correspondence, [ca. 1920]-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Anthony Quinn letters to Bertha Case, 1963-1976 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Ben Shaktman Papers, 1949-2009 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Rihani, Ameen Fares, 1876-1940. Ameen Fares Rihani papers, 1897-1940. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 person
associatedWith Brecht, Stefan, 1924-2009 person
associatedWith Dessau, Paul, 1894-1979. person
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. person
associatedWith Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001. person
correspondedWith Rihani, Ameen Fares, 1876-1940. person
associatedWith Shaktman, Ben, 1937- person
correspondedWith Sutton, Dolores. person
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