Claire, Ludie, 1922-1990

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Ludie Claire, actress and writer, was born Edilou Bailhe, on April 15, 1922 to Georges Laurent and Edith (Nickell) Bailhe in Fort Wayne, IN.

She studied with Lee Strasberg in New York City, 1938-40 and married John Claar, director, on May 22, l940.

Ludie Claire has appeared on stage, film and television since 1947. She has received the Sylvania and Christopher awards for writing the television adaptation of THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, by Thonton Wilder, for the Dupont Show of the Month, NBC, l958.

Morris Carnovsky was born on September 5, 1897 in St. Louis, Mo., son of Isaac and Jenny Carnovsky. Mr. Carnovsky, an actor, director, and teacher, made his first stage appearance in Teatman High School's production of DISRAELI, in St. Louis, June, 1914. He made his first professional appearance on stage in A BUNCH OF BOLSHEVIKI and in THE TENTS OF THE ARABS, as part of the St. Louis Artists Guild Theater in March, 1918. His first film appearance was in 1937 where he played the role of Anatole France in THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA. Mr. Carnovsky's first television appearance was as Creon in MEDEA, a Play of the Week presentation (WNTA, 196l).

Morris Carnovsky was a founder and member of the Group Theatre (New York City), 1935-39. He acted with and taught at the American Shakespeare Festival (Stratford, CT), 1956-63. He was also an adjunct professor of the Theatre Arts Department at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1966-69.

From the description of Correspondence, 1962-1968. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652158

Ludie Claire, actress and writer, was born Edilou Bailhe, on April 15, 1922 to Georges Laurent and Edith (Nickell) Bailhe in Fort Wayne, IN.

She studied with Lee Strasberg in New York City, 1938-40 and married John Claire, director, on May 22, l940.

Ludie Claire has appeared on stage, film and television since 1947. Her Broadway credits include: THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, MEDEA, TOWER BEYOND TRAGEDY, DUEL OF ANGELS, THE COUNTRY WIFE, LEGEND OF LOVERS and SILK STOCKINGS. In the stock circuit she played the role of "Vinnie" opposite her second husband, Laurence Hugo in LIFE WITH FATHER. Her television credits include THE EDGE OF NIGHT. Her writing career earned her the Sylvania and Christopher awards for the television adaptation of Thornton Wilder's THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY for the Dupont Show of the Month on NBC in l958. She died July 3, 1990.

From the description of Collection, 1960-1975. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122576057

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associatedWith American Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Barter Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnovsky, Morris, 1897- person
associatedWith Claire, Ludie, 1922-. person
associatedWith Crouse, Russel, 1893-1966, person
associatedWith Day, Clarence, 1874-1935. person
associatedWith Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Styne, Jule, 1905-1994. person
associatedWith Walnut Street Theatre. corporateBody
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United States
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Theater
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Actors
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Birth 1922-04-15

Death 1990-07-03

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