Lucille Lortel papers


Lucille Lortel papers


The papers of Lucille Lortel relate the details of her life and career from teen years to her death in 1999, and include correspondence, production files, scripts, programs, production photographs, personal and family photographs, organization files, clippings, memorabilia, and scrapbooks. Lucille Lortel's life spanned the twentieth century, so in addition to providing details of her family and personal life her papers encompass many aspects of the theatrical history of her era. Lortel is credited with fostering the Off-Broadway movement and providing a forum for avant-garde and experimental work at her Theatre de Lys. Lortel's productions at the White Barn and the ANTA Matinee Series at the Theatre de Lys brought works by Jean Genet, Sean O'Casey, Athol Fugard, and others to a wider audience. Many of these productions are represented in the collection by correspondence, programs, photographs and clippings. Over the years Lortel also worked closely with several non-profit theaters as a donor and mentor. Her affiliations with Circle in the Square, Circle Repertory Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Yale Repertory Theatre, and other companies are documented in the organization files.

49.61 linear feet; 37 vols. (150 boxes)

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Colt, Ethel Barrymore (person)

Elliott, Don (person)

American Soviet Theater Initiative (corporateBody)

Bastone, Maria (person)

Foote, Hallie (person)

Price, Michael P. (person)

Trigere, Pauline, 1908-2002 (person)

Ellington, Mercedes (person)

Dancer and choreographer Mercedes Ellington was born on February 9, 1939 in New York City to Ruth Silas Batts and trumpet player and conductor Mercer Ellington, son of renowned composer and bandleader Duke Ellington. Ellington was raised by her maternal grandparents Louise Petgrave Silas and Alfred Silas, who enrolled her in dance and ballet classes at an early age. Ellington received a scholarship to attend The Metropolitan Opera School of Ballet, but decided to enroll at The Julliard School at...

National Theatre of the Deaf. (corporateBody)

Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002 (person)

George Roy Hill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922 to George R. and Helen Frances Hill. After receiving his B.A. degree in music from Yale University in 1943, he served two years in the Marine Corps as a transport plane pilot. In 1949, Hill received a B.Litt. in literature and music from Trinity College, Dublin, and made his acting debut with Cyril Cusack at the Abbey Theatre in London. Hill's first teleplay, My Brother's Keeper, was presented in 1953 on the Kraft Television Theater. In...

Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008 (person)

English playwright, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, left-wing political activist and poet. From the description of Landscape : typescript with autograph revisions : [England?, 1967]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914943 English playwright, actor, director, screenwriter, and poet. From the description of Harold Pinter Collection, 1960-1980. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590489 ...

Winer, Deborah Grace (person)

Wilson, Earl, composer (person)

Grew, Mary, 1902-1971 (person)

Wilson, Lanford, 1937-2011 (person)

Lanford Wilson, playwright. From the description of Bar play (Labor Day): a 10 minute play for The Actors Company of Louisville: typescript, 1978, October 12. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486642 ...

Howard, Marc (person)

Angelos, William (person)

Kociolek, Ted (person)

Ross, Dwight, Jr (person)

Reinglas, Fred (person)

Eliscu, Edward, 1902- (person)

Duncan, Todd, 1903? -1998 (person)

Mei, Lanfang, 1894-1961 (person)

Roundabout Theatre Company (corporateBody)

Hazelton, Dick (person)

Boston, T. L (person)

Parlato, Dennis (person)

Markle, Lois (person)

Levitt, Mortimer, 1907- (person)

Chalfant, Kathleen, 1945- (person)

Bowden, Charles, 1945- (person)

Bowden was an American author and Broadway producer. From the guide to the Charles Bowden prompt books, 1956-1961., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Marymount Manhattan College Theatre (corporateBody)

Stewart, Joe (person)

Norton, Elliot, 1903- (person)

American drama critic, teacher, and author. From the description of Elliot Norton collection, 1930-1994. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70969523 ...

Luckinbill, Laurence (person)

Sanderson, Ruth Howard (person)

Fratti, Mario (person)

Bass, Jules (person)

Barlow, Anna Marie (person)

Kurtz, Manny, 1911-1984 (person)

Griffin, Alice, 1924-.... (person)

Zimmer, Darynn (person)

Munsel, Patrice, 1925- (person)

Restaino, Arlene (person)

Apeda (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Trueman, Paula, 1907- (person)

Dolan, Penny (person)

Acunto, John (person)

Haimes, Todd (person)

Brown, Tina (person)

Duncan, Kenn (person)

Considered by many to be one of the foremost dance photographers of the late twentieth century, Kenneth Duncan, Jr. was born on September 22, 1928 in New Jersey. Duncan came by both photography and dancing in an indirect way. His initial interest in movement came about through his study of ballet which he undertook in order to perfect his form as a roller-skating champion. Duncan achieved the highest honors in the sport, but eventually he abandoned skating for a career as a dancer, ...

Welch, Elisabeth (person)

Faye, Joey (person)

Actor and comedy writer, Joey Faye was born Joseph Anthony Palladino in New York City in 1910. He made his debut in vaudeville and performed in burlesque, 1931-1938. He went on to appear in plays, movies, radio, television and night clubs, had his own television show, the 54th St. Revue on CBS, and was the author of the Floogle Street sketch and other comedy pieces. From the guide to the Burlesque scripts, 1930s?, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division...

Bergmann, Richard (person)

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Wood, Anthony (person)

Epithet: of Alderwasley, co. Derby, yeoman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x000267 Epithet: Warwickshire County Archivist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000298.0x000267 Epithet: of Add MS 38141 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description ...

Bogazianos, Vasili, 1945- (person)

Bochco, Steven, 1943-.... (person)

Lee, Canada (person)

Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata whose stage name was Canada Lee, achieved success in diverse careers, but was best known as an actor of the stage and screen. Born in New York City in 1907, Lee began studying violin at age seven, and made his first concert appearance five years later. His varied career included stints as a jockey and prizefighter. In the 1920's he won the national amateur lightweight title, later becoming a leading contender for the welterweight championship. An ey...

Voorhis, Ralph N (person)

Stapleton, Maureen. (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Maureen Stapleton : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131671 ...

Nitze, Paul H. (person)

Biographical Note 1907, Jan. 26 Born, Amherst, Mass. 1928 B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 1928 1929 Accountant, Container Corp. of America, Bridgeport, Conn. ...

Allinson, Michael (person)

Carver, Brent (person)

Shurtleff, Michael (person)

Korey, Alix (person)

Hynes, Garry (person)

Epithet: artistic director British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x000041 ...

MacArthur, James, 1937-2010 (person)

DaCosta, Morton, 1914- (person)

Monk, Debra, 1949- (person)

O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964 (person)

Sean O'Casey was born John Casey on March 30, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland, to Michael and Susan (Archer) Casey, a lower-middle class Protestant family. His father died in 1886. As a child, O'Casey suffered from trachoma, which affected his sight and made it difficult for him to succeed scholastically. He worked periodically throughout his adolescence as a stock boy, a van driver, and railway laborer. During this time, he became interested in Irish working class culture, as well as socialism and labo...

Harper, Valerie, 1939-... (person)

Adams, Joey, 1911- (person)

Childs, Timothy, 1941- (person)

Baxter, Anne (person)

Anne Baxter was a 20th century stage, film, and television actress. She got her start on Broadway in the 1930s debuting in "Seen but Not Heard" (1936) at the age of 13. By 1940 she made her way to Hollywood winning an Academy Award for her supporting role as Sophie in "The Razor's Edge" (1946) and starring in many noteworthy films of the 1940s and 1950s, including Eve in "All About Eve" (1950) and Queen Nefretiri in "The Ten Commandments" (1956). By the 1960s Baxter began to appear ...

Spalla, John (person)

Hartwig, Greta, 1899-1971 (person)

Soladar, Rosalie (person)

May, Winston, 1937-1994 (person)

Shah, Krishna (person)

Fields, Sidney (person)

Heald, Anthony (person)

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Theatre Arts (corporateBody)

Grey, Joel, 1932-.... (person)

Singer and entertainer. From the description of Autograph on leaf from program for A doll's life, a new musical, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Larry Grossman, 1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914762 Joel Grey was born Joel David Katz on April 11, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio. His father Mickey Katz was a musician and comedian, well-known for his parody songs and routines, usually written for a Jewish audience, sometimes in Yiddish...

D'Arlene Studio, photographer (corporateBody)

Dennis, Robert (person)

Algonquin Hotel (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Klein, Adelaide, 1904- (person)

Martinique Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Ensemble Studio Theatre (corporateBody)

Glikas, Bruce, photographer (person)

Richert, Wanda (person)

Parsons, Estelle (person)

T. Charles Erickson (New Haven, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Teuscher, Brandwell S (person)

Stern, Eva (person)

Blake, Lizabeth (person)

Powell, Jane, 1929-.... (person)

Jane Powell (Suzanne Burce) (b. 1929) was an actress, singer who began her career in 1943 at the age of 13. An appearance was arranged for the young singer on the radio network broadcast of Hollywood Showcase, and about a week later her screen test for MGM was pronounced a success -- Suzanne Burce became Jane Powell. She was under contract with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer to 1957. Motion pictures in which she performed include "Holiday in Mexico," "Royal Wedding," "Athena," "Seven Brides for Seven Broth...

Meridian Photographics, Inc (corporateBody)

Bakula, Scott (person)

Adams, Lee, 1924- (person)

Zahn, Curtis (person)

Straight, Beatrice (person)

Actress. From the guide to the Beatrice Straight papers, [ca. 1925]-1990., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library) Actress. Beatrice Straight, daughter of Willard Dickerman Straight and Dorothy Whitney Straight, was born August 2, 1914 in Old Westbury, N. Y. Some time after her father's death in 1918, her mother married Leonard Elmhirst and moved to England where Beatrice attended a progressive school in Devon called Dartington Hall. She per...

Saroyan, William, 1908- (person)

Biography Goldie Weisberg was a fellow writer whose work Saroyan had discovered in a literary magzine. Saroyan initiated the correspondence, which focuses on their respective reading, writing, and work lives. From the guide to the Saroyan, William, 1908- . Correspondence with Goldie Weisberg, 1930-1938, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.) ...

Vaughan, Stuart. (person)

Rivera, Chita, 1933-2024 (person)

Chita Rivera (born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero, January 23, 1933, Washington, DC- died January 30, 2024, New York City) began her career in theater after a successful audition to George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. She got her first role on Broadway in 1951 and is known for several original Broadway roles: Anita in West Side Story, Rose in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago. She is also the first Hispanic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honor (Dec. 2002) and was awarded P...

Auchincloss, Louis (person)

From the guide to the Louis Auchincloss papers, 1968-1980, 1970-1980, (Literature and Rare Books) Louis Stanton Auchincloss was born on September 27, 1917 in Lawrence, New York. to Joseph and Priscilla Auchincloss. Auchincloss attended Groton and Yale, and received a degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 1941. He was hired by the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell later that year. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Europe a...

Meyer, Joseph, 1894-1987 (person)

Composer of "California here I come" and other songs. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Mr. [James] Fuld, 1979 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270907058 ...

Alice, Mary, 1941- (person)

Hofmaier, Mark (person)

Clarke, Gordon B., 1906-1972 (person)

Cariou, Len (person)

Gierasch, Stefan, 1926-.... (person)

Marlowe, Hugh (person)

Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 (person)

E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. While at Harvard, he delivered a daring commencement address on modernist artistic innovations, thus announcing the direction his own work would take. In 1917, after working briefly for a mail-order publishing company, the only regular employment in his career, Cummings volunteered to serve in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group in France. Here he and a friend were imprisoned (on false grounds) for three months in a Frenc...

Weller, Michael, 1942-.... (person)

Shepherd, Jean (person)

Jean Shepherd, screenwriter; Bob Clark, screenwriter; Leigh Brown, screenwriter. From the description of A Christmas story: a film based on original material by Jean Shepherd : screenplay, 1982 Dec. 7. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122686785 ...

McNamara, Dermot, 1925- (person)

Second Stage Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Drake, Alfred, 1914- (person)

Vereen, Ben (person)

Zybach & Co. (Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada) (corporateBody)

McGavin, Darren, 1922-2006 (person)

Barber, Bette E., photographer (person)

Sacred Heart University (corporateBody)

Cahn, Sammy (person)

Composer of "Love and marriage" and other songs. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Beverly Hills, Calif., to Lucretia [Shaler?], 1976 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906654 ...

Maxwell, Brooke (person)

Leonhart, Jay (person)

Rubinate, Dan (person)

Ross, Natalie (person)

McKechnie, Donna (person)

Vance, Nina (person)

Glines, John, 1933- (person)

Strasberg, Lee (person)

Theatrical producer director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lee Strasberg : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735059 ...


Hennessy, W. W (person)

Hopkins, Antony, 1921-.... (person)

Kissel, Howard (person)

Howard William Kissel was born on October 29, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Leo Kissel, an editor at The Milwaukee Sentinel, and his wife Ruth. He graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in 1966. He worked as a reporter and theater and film critic for a number of publications, most notably the New York Daily News, Women’s Wear Daily, and W. He died on February 24, 2012 in New York, NY. After graduating from Shorew...

Greengrass, Alan (person)

Scofield, Paul, 1922-2008 (person)

Paul Scofield (1922-2008) was educated at Varndean School for boys, Croydon Repertory School and the London Mask Theatre School. He started his stage career in the 1940s, unable to sign up due to medical reasons. He's career which soon became synonymous with Classical theatre began first with the Eileen Thorndike and Herbert Scott Group and secondly the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Further on in his career Scofield worked closely with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a number of years as well ...

Toner, Tom (person)

Merz, Laurence (person)

Peterson, Eric, 1946- (person)

Obaldia, René de (person)

Kramer, Larry (person)

Epithet: playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x00039e Larry Kramer is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and gay rights activist. He graduated from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English, and is the author of several novels, including Faggots (1978), and plays, including The Normal Heart (1985) and Destiny of Me (1992), which explore themes related to gay life and the ...

Hayakawa, Sesshū, 1889-1973 (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Sessue Hayakawa : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122441271 ...

Alter, Louis, 1902-1980 (person)

American composer. From the description of Autograph card signed : [n.p.], [196-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906636 ...

Paltrow, Bruce, 1943-2002 (person)

Meehan, Thomas (person)

Mann, Theodore (person)

Circle in the Square Theater was founded in 1950 by Theodore Mann and José Quintero in an abandoned nightclub in New York City's Greenwich Village. Circle in the Square founder and Artistic Director Theodore Mann, was born Theodore Goldman in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. 1924. He attended Erasmus High School, received an A.B.A from Salinas College and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Mann co-founded Circle in the Square with José Quintero in 1950 and remained its...

Mason, Marshall W. (person)

Tina Louise, 1934- (person)

Lemon, Arthur (person)

Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949 (person)

Maeterlinck was a Belgian Symbolist poet, playwright, and essayist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911. Colles (1855-1926) was a English journalist, literary agent, and founder and managing director of Authors' Syndicate in London, England. From the guide to the Maurice Maeterlinck letters to William Morris Colles, 1921-1929., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Belgian poet, dramatist, and essayist. ...

Osterman, Lester, 1914- (person)

Stritch, Billy (person)

Astin, John, 1930- (person)

John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television series, as well as a television director and voice artist. He is best known for starring as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family (1964–1966), reprising the role in the television film Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) and the animated series The Addams Family (1992–1993). Notable film projects include West Side Story (1961), That Touch of Mink (1962), Move Over Darling (1963), Fre...

Daniel, Clifton, 1912-2000 (person)

Managing Editor, 1964-1969, and Associate Editor, 1969-1977, of the NEW YORK TIMES. From the description of Papers, 1955-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155539748 Elbert Clifton Daniel, Jr., was born on September 19, 1912, in Zebulon, North Carolina. He married Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry S. Truman, on April 21, 1956. Daniel received his A.B. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina in 1933. He studied journalism under O. J. Coffin, and earne...

Stuart, Mary, 1926-2002 (person)

Jenkins, Elaine (person)

O'Casey, Eileen. (person)

Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 (person)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED American author. From the guide to the Truman Capote ephemera Collection, 1949-1988., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Truman Capote (1924- ), American author. From the description of Truman Capote papers, 1939-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476609 Truman Capote is an American writer. From the description of Truman Capote fonds. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848368...

Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005 (person)

American playwright and novelist. From the description of Collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363746 From the description of Manuscripts, 1952-1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122412075 From the description of Arthur Miller collection, 1936-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895316 Arthur Miller, playwright. From the description of The crucible : screen...

Luce, William. (person)

Bramac Studio (corporateBody)

Thomas, Marlo (person)

Reisner, Robert George (person)

Swope, Martha, photographer (person)

Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-1991 (person)

British-born actress, director, and producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westport, Conn., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1967 Feb. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864535 Eva Le Gallienne (1899-1991) was an actress, producer, director, translator, teacher and writer. From the description of Eva Le Gallienne, prop letters from Camille, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517244 From the guide to the Eva Le Gallienne, ...

Lenz, Richard, 1939- (person)

Green, Adolph (person)

Adolph Green (1915-2002) was a lyricist, librettist, screenwriter, and performer. Working with his lifelong writing partner, Betty Comden, Green co-authored the books and lyrics to some of the most important works of musical theater and film. From the description of Adolph Green papers, 1944-2002. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468166 Adolph Green was born in the Bronx, New York on December 2, 1915. After a brief stint ...

Gilford, Jack (person)

Seymour, May Davenport, 1883-1967 (person)

Booth, Shirley (person)

Frothingham, Diana (person)

Howe, Tina (person)

Tina Howe, playwright. From the description of Pride's Crossing: typescript. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652519 From the description of Approaching Zanzibar : typescript, 1989. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608170 ...

Somerfeld, Robert (person)

Hildegarde, 1906- (person)

Moor, Bill, 1931- (person)

Stein, Joseph (person)

McCann, Elizabeth I. (Elizabeth Ireland), 1931- (person)

Basile, Mark (person)

Downs, Frederic, 1916-1988 (person)

Hirschfeld, Dolly (person)

Madden, Donald (person)

Rabb, Ellis (person)

Chisholm, Erik, 1904-1965 (person)

Sullivan, Ed, 1902-. (person)

Sullivan, Jo (person)

Simmons, Matthew (person)

Epithet: shepherd, of Radcliffe-on-Trent, county Nottinghamshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x000325 ...

Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-.... (person)

Film director, producer, actor, critic and author. Bogdanovich was a film critic for Esquire, The New York Times, and Cahiers du Cinema among others, and has written numerous books on American cinema, most notably The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, and This is Orson Welles. Bogdanovich directed his first feature film Targets, starring Boris Karloff, in 1968. His breakthrough film, however, was The Last Picture Show (1971) based on the Larry McMurtry novel. Severa...

Pickow, George (person)

Kemsley Picture Service (London, England) (corporateBody)

Rule, Sheila (person)

Korker, Clarence F (person)

Durang, Christopher, 1949- (person)

Christopher Ferdinand Durang (born January 2, 1949) is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the 1980s, though his career seemed to get a second wind in the late 1990s. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You was Durang's watershed play as it brought him to national prominence when it won him—at the age of 32—the Obie Award for Best Playwright (1980). His play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony Award f...

Shull, Leo (person)

Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 (person)

Actress, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Lillian Gish : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742647 Actress. From the description of Papers of Lillian Gish, 1920-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130921 Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1980's. From the description of Papers, 1919-1997. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 392...

Dale, Jim (person)

Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x0001ce ...

Brown, Arvin (person)

Schwartz, Marvin (person)

Tompkins, Robert G. (person)

Joseph, George E (person)

Hansen, Paul (person)

Lawrence, Gertrude (person)

Gertrude Lawrence, actress, was born Gertrud Alexandra Dagnar Lawrence Klasen in London, England on July 4, 1898. She was a musical star of stage and screen. She worked frequently with producer John Golden, and with actor and writer Noel Coward. Miss Lawrence's last stage appearance was with Yul Brynner in the musical, The King and I, in 1951. Gertrude Lawrence died on September 6, 1952. From the guide to the Gertrude Lawrence collection, 1910-1952, (The New York Public Library. Bill...

Robbins, Tish (person)

Vinaver, Steven (person)

Dietz, Susan (person)

Jackson, Anne, 1926- (person)

Pious, Minerva (person)

LoBianco, Tony, 1935- (person)

Cole, Jack, 1911-1974 (person)

John Ewing Richter was born Apr. 27, 1914 in New Brunswick, NJ; studied modern dance with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, ballet with Luigi Albertieri, and ethnic forms with La Meri and Mei Lan-Fang; performed as a Denishawn dancer under his real name and under the stage name, Jack Cole, 1930-32; joined (Doris) Humphrey/(Charles) Weidman dance group, 1932, making his Broadway debut in The school for husbands, 1933; served as dance director for many major Hollywood studios, but is most associated w...

Walker, Robert, 1940- (person)

Shust, William (person)

Kramm, Joseph, 1907- (person)

McCloskey, Edward (person)

Brewster, Margaret (person)

Logan, Joshua. (person)

Biographical Note 1908, Oct. 5 Born, Texarkana, Tex. 1927 Diploma, Culver Military Academy,Culver, Ind. 1927 1931 Attended Princeton University,Princeton, N.J. ...

Adler, Stella (person)

Actress and acting teacher. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1982-ca. 1985]. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21485822 American composer and lyricist. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (2), dated [New York], 9 February 1979 and 20 June 1980, to Joan Peyser, 1979, Feb. 9 and 1980, June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270991896 ...

Merkerson, S. Epatha, 1952- (person)

Berezin, Tanya (person)

Ward, Conrad (person)

March, Lori (person)

Burton, Kate (person)

High, Bolen (person)

Lono, Norman Y (person)

Kahn, Alex (person)

Bein, William (person)

Zerwick, Robert (person)

Yerushalmi, Rina (person)

O'Shaughnessy, John, 1907-1985 (person)

Riordan, Michael P. (person)

Godowsky, Frances Gershwin (person)

Sulloway, Alvah W. (Alvah Woodbury), 1915- (person)

Maggart, Brandon (person)

Bellamy, Ralph, 1904- (person)

Fox, Sonny (person)

Sanford, Isabel, 1917- (person)

Goodstein, Gerry (person)

Resnik, Regina, 1922-.... (person)

Johnson, Lockrem (person)

Talbot (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Van Griethuysen, Ted, 1934- (person)

Cantor, Arthur, 1920-2001 (person)

Wanamaker, Sam, 1919-1993 (person)

Styne, Jule, 1905-1994 (person)

Previews began Oct. 20, 1980, at the Palace Theatre, New York, N.Y. After 8 performances it closed without ever opening officially. Charles Kimbrough and Jack Weston were in the cast album released by Original Cast Records. From the description of One night stand / music and scoring by Jule Styne ; book and lyrics by Herb Gardner, 1980. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 764469120 Composer of "Gypsy" and other music. From the description of Autograph ...

Bernard, Robert (person)

Schacht, Sam (person)

Ngema, Mbongeni (person)

Hackett, G. D (person)

Erdman, Wendy (person)

Seabrook, Adam (person)

Barnard, Francis (person)

Bailey, Pearl (person)

De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- (person)

Dance luminary Carmen De Lavallade was born on March 6, 1931, to Grace Grenot and Leo Paul De Lavallade in Los Angeles, California. There, her aunt, Adele De Lavallade, owned the Hugh Gordon Book Shop, one of the first African American history bookshops on Central Avenue. Her cousin, Janet Collins, was the first African American prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. De Lavallade discovered her talent for dance early. In 1945, she began studying ballet with Melissa Blake, an...

Sjostrom, Pere (person)

Burton, Philip, 1972- (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 30069 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000306 ...

Ross, Alan (person)

Delaria, Lea (person)

Davis, Ossie (person)

Ossie Davis is an actor, playwright and director who has performed for stage, film and television, and specializes in film production relating to black culture and history. Born in 1919 in Cogdell, Georgia, Davis attended Howard University from 1938 to 1941. His theater career began in the early 1940's with such plays to his credit as "Anna Lucasta," "No Time for Sergeants," "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Purlie Victorious." Three of the many films he acted in are "The Joe Louis Story,...

Meyer, Marlane (person)

Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 (person)

American novelist. From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079 American author, From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708 American author. From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975 F...

Lawrence, Jeremy (person)

Lee Lawrence was born July 25 1923, in Atlanta, GA. Her father was a traveling salesman and moved the family often. She grew up in Los Angeles, Nashville, Louisville, New Haven, Buffalo, and Cleveland. At the age of seven, she was already in “show business.” Inspired by the circus and the remnants of vaudeville at the Hippodrome Theatre, she began producing “two penny” musical extravaganzas for neighbors’ children and their parents. ...

Sullivan, Arthur (person)

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer well-known for his collaborations with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan sheet music, 1868-1993., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.) Sullivan was an English composer. Gilbert was a English dramatist. From the guide to the Arthur Sullivan correspondence with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, 1854-1900., (Houghton Libra...

Gray, Spalding, 1941- (person)

Joffrey Ballet (corporateBody)

Collecting area: Records created by the Joffrey Ballet, the Joffrey II, the American Ballet Center, and Robert Joffrey; also records documenting ballet repertory. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155511433 Founded in 1956, the Joffrey Ballet is one of the premiere ballet companies in the United States. From the description of Playbills and souvenir programs, 1959-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155476097 ...

Secunda, Sheldon (corporateBody)

Lynn, Eleanor (person)

Wickham, Florence, 1882-1962 (person)

Maddow, Ben, 1909-1992 (person)

Mulhare, Edward (person)

Toce, Tom (person)

Burrows, Vinie (person)

Brown, Constance (person)

Clinger, Bijou (person)

Barrington, Laurence de (person)

Kinstler, Everett Raymond (person)

South Carolina portrait artist; b. 1926. From the description of Raymond Everett Kinstler papers, 1960-1975. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 31028455 ...

Howard, Al (person)

Segal, George (person)

Schlamme, Martha (person)

Weill, Kurt (person)

As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...

Dowling, Eddie (person)

Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916 (person)

Sholem Aleichem (b. Solomon Rabinovich, Feb. 18, 1859, Pereyaslav, Russian Empire–d. May 13, 1916, New York, NY), was a leading Yiddish author and playwright. The musical Fiddler on the Roof was based on his stories about Tevye the Dairyman....

Kenny, Charles, b. 1898 (person)

Gray, Thomas (person)

Thomas Gray (1716-1771), poet, was born in Cornwall on 26 December 1716. He attended Eton, before entering Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 1734. He left the university without a degree in 1738, but after a tour on the continent, he returned to Peterhouse in 1742, and proceeded LL.B. in 1743. Gray remained in Cambridge for the rest of his life. In 1768 he became professor of history and modern languages at the university. He died on 30 July 1771. From the guide to the Thomas Gray: Catalogue...

Elston, Robert (person)

Cuomo, Mario Matthew (person)

Huston, Philip, 1908- (person)

Bikel, Theodore (person)

Kaye, Nancy (person)

Trinity Repertory Company (corporateBody)

Since its founding in 1964, Trinity Repertory Company (TRC) has been considered one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Adrian Hall led the company as Artistic Director until 1989 and transformed it from a small community theater to a nationally prominent resident theater. Now under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Managing Director Edgar Dobie, TRC presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works, including se...

Seitz, Tani, 1928- (person)

Schippers, Thomas (person)

Epithet: American conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000093 ...

Frechtman, Bernard. (person)

Kember, Paul (person)

Barrington, Nan (person)

Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010 (person)

Sullivan, Jenny, 1969- (person)

Baker, Kristina (person)

Fisher, Robert (person)

Epithet: Captain of the ' African,' E Indiaman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x000187 ...

Katz, Arnold (person)

Kelly, Hubert Baron (person)

Haimsohn, George (person)

Hay, Austin (person)

Lucille Lortel Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

National Academy of Cable Programming (corporateBody)

Westport Country Playhouse (Conn.) (corporateBody)

Actors' Equity Association (corporateBody)

The Paul Robeson Award is presented annually by Actors' Equity Association to honor an individual for both artistic achievement and exemplary humanitarian service. From the description of Paul Robeson award ceremonies collection [sound recording], 1978-1996. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 123489015 Actors' Equity Association (AEA) is the union of professional legitimate stage actors and stage managers. AEA negotiates contracts and agreements that often affect...

Greene, Luther, d. 1987 (person)

Geist, Kenneth (person)

Cricket Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880 (person)

Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) was a German-born French composer and cellist of Jewish ancestry. He had a strong influence in popular music in Europe, and was one of the originators of the operetta, of which he wrote more than one hundred. His works were noted for their elements of satire and parody; two for which he is particularly known are the operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and the opera The Tales of Hoffman . From the guide to the Jacques Offenbach Letter, undated (after 1844)...

American Playhouse Theatre Productions (corporateBody)

Gallagher, Helen, 1926- (person)

Ritt, Martin, 1920- (person)

Actor and director; d. 1990. From the description of Martin Ritt collection, 1938-1990; (bulk 1957-1990). (Margaret Herrick Library). WorldCat record id: 70938801 ...

Free Southern Theatre (Tougaloo, Miss.) (corporateBody)

Landis, Jessie Royce, 1904-1972 (person)

Actress; appeared in New York and London theater, motion pictures, and television; resident of Ridgefield, Conn. From the description of Jessie Royce Landis collection, 1930-1962. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70954213 Landis was born Jessie Royce Medbury in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 25, 1904. She was a stage actress for much of her career both in the United States and in Great Britain. From the mid-1950s and until her death her acting career was largely in films and ...

Gregory, Andre (person)

Bob Davidoff Studios (Palm Beach, Fla.) (corporateBody)

Robbins, Gil (person)

Sydow, Jack, 1921- (person)

Mann, Joe B (person)

Epstein, Alvin, 1925- (person)

DeFelice, Aurelia (person)

Marshall, Jean (person)

McNellis, Maggi, 1911-1989 (person)

Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007 (person)

Composer. From the description of Papers, 1982-1989. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21072004 Orlando Cole, American, cellist of the Curtis String Quartet, and educator (cello faculty, The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pa.), was a classmate of Menotti's and Barber's at the Curtis Institute. From the description of [Letter, 1936, summer, St. Wolfgang, Austria, to] Landy [Orlando Cole, Rockport, Me.] / Gian-Carlo ; Sam [Samuel Barb...

Murray, Ken, 1903- (person)

Rothfield, Tom. (person)

Sherman, Larry (person)

Freed, Ralph 1910- (person)

Carroll, Paul Vincent, 1900-1968 (person)

Paul Vincent Carroll, playwright. From the description of The devil came from Dublin: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122456255 Epithet: playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000787.0x00015c ...

Hart, Howard, 1927- (person)

Born in 1927, Howard Hart was a writer, artist, and jazz musician. From the description of Howard Hart papers, circa 1960-1990. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 609706286 ...

Wallace, Hazel Vincent, 1919- (person)

Showalter, Max (person)

Hailey, Marian (person)

Friedman-Abeles, photographer (corporateBody)

Matthews, Tom (person)

Herrmann, Edward, 1943-.... (person)

Cardner, Francis H (person)

Bernstein, Felicia (person)

Fearnley, John, 1914- (person)

D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (person)

Exler, Leos (person)

Graphic House, Inc.), photographer (corporateBody)

Barrett, John, photographer (person)

Bain, Conrad, 1923- (person)

Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968 (person)

Mandell, Alan (person)

Actor's Workshop The Actor's Workshop (also known as the San Francisco Actor's Workshop) was a professional theater company established in 1952 by San Francisco State University professors Jules Irving (1925-1979) and Herbert Blau (1926-2013) and their respective wives, Priscilla Pointer (born 1924) and Beatrice Manley (1921-2002). The company provided a forum for actors to hone their craft by performing challenging plays, while providing San Francisco audiences with ava...

Blitzstein, Marc (person)

Marc Blitzstein was an American composer of theater works and oratorios. Shortly before his death in 1964, the Ford Foundation commissioned him to write an opera on the subject of Sacco and Vanzetti for production by the Metropolitan Opera, but the work was not finished. From the guide to the Letters received, 1960-1963, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) ...

De Liagre, Alfred, 1904- (person)

The Masque and Lyre Light Opera Company (corporateBody)

Weber, Lawrence (person)

Dalrymple, Ian, 1903- (person)

Hershey Community Theatre (Pa.) (corporateBody)

Steenburgen, Mary (person)

Nype, Russell, 1924- (person)

Ebert, Joyce, 1933- (person)

Thompson, Jay, 1927- (person)

Perri, Peter, photographer (person)

Greene, Lyn (person)

Murray, Brian, 1937- (person)

Rapisarda, Mario (person)

Grace Salon of Art (corporateBody)

Ritchard, Cyril, 1897-1977 (person)

Dancers, actors and singers Ritchard and Elliott, based in London, made an Australian tour in 1932 with the musicals 'Blue roses' and 'Follow through', and a further visit in 1946 with a season at the Comedy Theatre, starring in a set of three one-act plays and songs by Noel Coward under the title 'Set to music'. From the description of Scrapbooks of Cyril Ritchard and Madge Elliott, 1931-1946 [manuscript]. 1931-1946. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225109643 ...

Merlin, Joanna 1931-.... (person)

Cooper, Marilyn (person)

Mosher, Gregory (person)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED Gregory Mosher is an influential figure in American and international theater. He was born in New York City in 1949 and attended Ithaca College and the Juilliard School. After graduation, Mosher moved to Chicago and became an assistant to William Woodman, head of the Goodman Theatre. Mosher stayed at the Goodman for seven seasons. Following his tenure in Chicago, Mosher was invited by former NYC mayor, John V. Lindsay to head the theater at Lincoln Center. Mosher accepted the p...

Williams, Valdo (person)

Téramond, Guy de, 1869-1957 (person)

Ross, Diana, l944- (person)

Orth, Jane (person)

Lichtman (corporateBody)

Saint, Eva Marie, 1924-.... (person)

American actress of stage, film and television. From the description of Papers, 1943-1996. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 39285304 ...

Black, Star (person)

Silberman, Joel (person)

Ross, Steve (person)

Sandor, Alfred, 1918-1983 (person)

Mort Kaye Studios, Inc. (Palm Beach, Fla.) (corporateBody)

Sothern, Ann, 1909-2001 (person)

Born Harriet Lake on Jan. 22, 1909 in Valley City, ND; educated at Univ. of WA; trained as a vocalist by her mother; made her film debut (1929) in small parts then headed for Broadway; returned to films (1933) and played lighthearted heroines in B pictures for Columbia and RKO; moved to MGM (1939) and gained popularity in the series Maisie; started a successful television career (1950s) in her own shows, Private Secretary and later The Ann Sothern show; her numerous film credits include: Lady be...

Palmieri, Joe (person)

Caesar, Irving (person)

Writer of "Swanee" and other songs. From the description of Autograph card signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270935634 Lyricist. From the description of Reminiscences of Irving Caesar : oral history, [195-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122564878 Lyricist and songwriter who served as stenographer and secretary on Henry Ford's Peace Expedition, 1915-1916. ...

Zippen Photo (Norwalk, Conn.) (person)

Fornes, Maria Irene, 1930-2018 (person)

María Irene Fornés (May 14, 1930 – October 30, 2018)[1] was a Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director, who was a leading figure of the off-off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Always an iconoclast, each of Fornés's plays was its own world, all vastly different from each other. Whereas contemporary playwrights developed a signature style, the critical factor identifying a Fornés play is not tone or structure, but an intense, relentless and compassionate examination of the human conditio...

Moss Photo (New York, N.Y.), photographer (corporateBody)

Lipton, Sue (person)

Bernard, Bruno, photographer (person)

Miles, Sylvia, 1932- (person)

Lee, Madeline (person)

New York Negro Ballet (corporateBody)

Winters, Shelley (person)

Osborne, Kipp, 1944- (person)

Forbes, Will (person)

Alexander, Ronald, 1917- (person)

Merrill, Dina (person)

Campbell, Mary Schmidt (person)

Born to Elaine and Harvey Schmidt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1947, Mary Schmidt Campbell has distinguished herself as an educator and prominent advocate of the arts.After earning a B.A. at Swarthmore College in 1969, Campbell taught English literature at Nkumbi International College in Zambia. Campbell returned to the U.S. and studied art history at Syracuse University, graduating with an M.A. in 1973. In 1974, she became both a curator of the Everson Museum of Fine Arts in Syr...

Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984 (person)

Drama critic. From the description of Reminiscences of Justin Brooks Atkinson : lecture, [195-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631692 American drama critic educated at Harvard University, Atkinson became a literary editor of the New York Times in 1922 and served as the paper's dramatic critic from 1926 to 1960. From the description of Brooks Atkinson papers, 1925-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612378941 ...

Hamann, Carl (person)

Lewis, Robert, 1909-1977. (person)

Lampert, Zohra, 1937-..... (person)

Donahue, Phil (person)

Cockshott, Gerald (person)

Carlisle, Kitty, 1915- (person)

Singer and widow of Moss Hart. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to dear, dear friend [James Fuld], 1995 June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914759 From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 24 Jan. 1991, to Joan Peyser, 1991 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992542 ...

Abbot, Jon, photographer (person)

Kurer, Vilma, 1914- (person)

Michaels, Sidney Ramon, 1927- (person)

Sosenko, Anna. (person)

Guare, John (person)

John Guare, American playwright, was born in New York City on February 5, 1938 and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens. He was interested in theatre from a young age, writing his first play, "Universe," at age eleven. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University (1960) and his Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama (1963). His early works were well-received comic one-act plays, including To Wally Pantoni, We Leave a Credenza (1964), Cop-Out (1968) and Muzzeha (19...

Webb, Doug (person)

People's Drama (corporateBody)

Yale Repertory Theatre (corporateBody)

Charnin, Martin (person)

Jones, Margo (person)

Margaret Virginia Jones was born on December 12, 1913, to Richard H. Jones and Martha Pearl Collins of Livingston, Texas. She received the nickname Margo while a student at Texas State College for Women and was known as Margo Jones in her professional life. She began study at TSCW at the age of 14, graduating from that institution with a master's degree in psychology in 1932. She immediately went to work at Louis Veda Quince's Southwestern School of Theater in Dallas in a position s...

Drake, Ervin (person)

Trupp, Stephen (person)

Arnold, Monroe, d. 1991 (person)

Thompson, Mary Ellen (person)

Shulman, Max, 1919-1988 (person)

Jacker, Corinne (person)

Prosky, Robert, 1930-2008 (person)

Born in Philadelphia, Robert Prosky (1930-2008) spent much of his career as an actor in more than 200 plays at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., on Broadway in New York City, and in regional theatre. Prosky's association with the Arena Stage included more than 130 productions over the course of 20 years. His Broadway appearances included "Glengarry Glenross," "A Walk in the Woods," and "A View from the Bridge." Highlights from regional theater include "Death of a Salesman," "Twelfth Night," a...

Picon, Molly (person)

Kaufman Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

O'Connell, Richard L. (person)

Tuttle, Day (person)

Day Tuttle was an American playwright and theater director and producer during the twentieth century. In 1937-1938, he staged a summer stock revival of Owen Wister's and Kirk LaShell's Western play "The Virginian", which starred Henry Fonda. From the description of Day Tuttle papers, 1937-1982. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 184948932 ...

Carroll, Vinnette (person)

Mitchell, Ted (person)

Bronx Borough Studio (corporateBody)

Epstein, Amy Griscom (person)

Levinson, Ken (person)

Wise, Jim (person)

Allen, Rae (person)

Munso, Felix (person)

Stiller, Jerry (person)

Hall, Adrian (person)

Mamet, David (person)

David Mamet, playwright. From the description of [Romance] : typescript, 2005. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468075 From the description of Glengarry Glen Ross : typescript, 1983, July. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517665 From the description of Oleanna : typescript, 1993, 19 February. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517814 From the description of No one will be immune : typescript. (New York Public ...

Stevens, Susanne Faulkner (person)

Lardner, Ring, 1915- (person)

Corbin, Demitri (person)

Shapiro, Elyse (person)

Scism, Mack (person)

Kalfin, Robert (person)

Healey, Robert C. (person)

Goodhart, 1905-1955 (person)

American society of composers, authors and publishers (corporateBody)

Taylor and Adams were each president of the ASCAP at the time of their writing; Nissim was in the Serious Music Department; Cunningham signed the television rights agreement on behalf of the ASCAP. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1944-1961. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862820 ...

Hupton, Robert (person)

Travers, Mary, 1936- (person)

Van Williams (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

McCreery, Bud (person)

Henderson, Al (person)

Walker, Janet Hayes, -1997 (person)

Maddox, Gloria (person)

Zavin, Ben (person)

Luigs, Jim (person)

Bankhead, Tallulah (person)

Actress. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1920]-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155507628 Tallulah (Tallulah Brockman) Bankhead was born 1902 Jan. 31 to William B. and Ada Eugenia Sledge Bankhead in Huntsville, Madison Co., Ala. She attended primary school in Montomery, Ala., while living with her uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Owen. She later attended Convent of the Sacred Heart (N.Y.), 1912-1913; Mary Baldwin Seminary (Va.), 1913; Convent of t...

Eno, Harry (person)

Geter, John (person)

Achard, Marcel, 1899- (person)

Richardson, Lee, 1926-1999 (person)

Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004 (person)

Legendary actress, teacher, and author Uta Thyra Hagen was born on June 12, 1919 in Göttingen, Germany the second child of Oskar and Thyra Leisner Hagen. Her father had begun the Handel Opera Festival in Göttingen and her mother was a Danish opera singer and teacher. In 1924, the family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where Oskar Hagen founded the art history department. However, the Hagens continued to travel to Europe in the summers. Hagen grew up in Madison and attende...

Blechman, Jeff (person)

Manzione, Peter (person)

Faye, Judi (person)

Bermel, Albert (person)

McAfee, Wes (person)

Theatre of Being (Los Angeles, Ca.) (corporateBody)

Cowles, Peggy (person)

Cardozo, George H., 1920-2000 (person)

Connell, Gordon (person)

Coca, Imogene (person)

Green, David (person)

Epithet: of Robin Waterfield Booksellers Oxford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0000b0 ...

Williams, Dick, photographer (person)

Enos, Leann (person)

Howard, Peter, 1927- (person)

Powell, Michael Warren (person)

Spigner, Brenda (person)

Kiley, Richard (person)

American stage, television and film actor, Richard Paul Kiley was best known for creating the Tony Award winning title role in Man of La Mancha in the original 1965 Broadway production. He was the first to sing and record the song, The Impossible Dream, and recreated the role in the London production, a Lincoln Center revival and a United States tour. Born in Chicago on March 31, 1922, Kiley began his career as a juvenile on radio and made his Broadway debut in Misalliance (1953) fo...

Kenny, Nick, 1895-1975 (person)

Salisbury, Leah, 1893-1975. (person)

Manhattan Theatre Club (corporateBody)

The Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), which has evolved from a small Off-Broadway company into a major theatrical organization, was founded in 1970 by Albert E. Jeffcoat, Margaret Kennedy, Philip Barber and A. Joseph Tandet with the goal of reinvigorating the New York theater scene. Inspired by work of the Arts Theatre Club of London and the Theatre Guild, the company produced and nurtured numerous American playwrights from 1970-1972 in its original site at the National Bohe...

Geer, Will (person)

Dalrymple, Jean (person)

Producer, theatrical agent; interviewee b. 1910. From the description of Oral history interview with Jean Dalrymple, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309731611 Theater impresario and publicist. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, July 27, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861651 Jean Van Kirk Dalrymple (b. Sept 2, 1902 Morrist...

Lee, Robert Edwin, 1918-1994 (person)

Adler, Luther, 1903-1984 (person)

Luther Adler, an actor, was born May 4, 1903 in New York City. He began his career at the age of five when he joined his parents, Jacob P. and Sarah Adler, stars of the Yiddish theater, and his brothers and sisters on stage. Mr. Adler performed on Broadway, in stock and on tour. He appeared in over twenty-five films and on television. He was a founding member of the Group Theatre. Luther Adler died December 8, 1984. From the guide to the Luther Adler papers, ...

Martin, Ruth Berenice Kelley, 1914- (person)

Parish, Mitchell (person)

American lyricist. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : New York, N.Y., to James J. Fuld, 1964 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270924793 ...

Fellows, Don, 1922-2007 (person)

Fellows (1922-2007) served with the Merchant Marines during World War II. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant and after the war began working as an actor. From the description of Oral history interview with Don Fellows [sound recording], 1995. (Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center). WorldCat record id: 54768754 ...

King, Woodie (person)

Award winning theater director Woodie King, Jr., was born on July 27, 1937, in Baldwin Springs, Alabama, to parents Ruby and Woodie King, Sr. Attending high school in Detroit, King graduated in 1956; he then went on to attend Leman College in New York, and later earned his M.F.A. degree from Brooklyn College.Following his high school graduation in 1956, King worked for Ford Motor Company as an arc welder for the three years. In 1959, King went to work for the city of Detroit as a draftsman. In 1...

Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 (person)

American movie actress. From the description of Check signed : New York, 1961 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914072 Epithet: film star British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x00024b ...

White Barn Theatre Foundation (corporateBody)

Coyle, Bruce (person)

Samuel Beckett Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Koka, Juliette, 1930- (person)

Eliot, Drew (person)

Elliott, R. Bruce (Robert Bruce) (person)

Enters, Warren, 1927- (person)

Levan, Frank (person)

Stohl, Hank (person)

Brown, Robert (person)

Epithet: of Streatham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001123.0x000331 Robert Brown was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 29 July 1908. He was educated at the English School, Cairo, and at Skinner's School, Tunbridge Wells, and then studied at the S. E. Agricultural College, Kent, graduating with degree of B.Sc. Agric. He then studied at the Honours School of Botany at Imperial College, University of London, graduating i...

Dullea, Keir, 1936-.... (person)

Vaughan, Katharine (person)

McCauley, Bill (person)

Rodriguez, Angelo (person)

Goldman, Milton, 1914-1989 (person)

Barr, Richard (person)

Epithet: of Cloth Fair London, tallow chandler British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001124.0x0002e4 Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder, founders of the Playwright's Unit, along with Edward Albee, were a major force in producing plays by new, talented playwrights during the 1960s and helped to establish Off-Off Broadway as a viable theatrical venue. Their committment to emerging playwrights whose works were...

Negro Ensemble Company (corporateBody)

The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) was a black repertory company that presented works on social themes that were germane to black life and expanded opportunities for experienced black theatre artists. NEC was founded in 1967 by actor/playwright Douglas Turner Ward, actor Robert Hooks and theatre administrator Gerald Krone, with a $434,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. The company offered professional training to potential new talent and for a brief time had a training company for bo...

Haas, Alan D (person)

Exler, Jitka (person)

Theater of the Open Eye (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Kirby, Bruno, 1949-2006 (person)

Ziths, Frankie (person)

Duras, Marguerite (person)

Richards, Lloyd (person)

Vandamm Studio (corporateBody)

Ferrer, José, 1912- (person)

MacDonald, Norman (person)

Moser, John (person)

Meyerowitz, Jan, 1913-1998 (person)

Waren, Helen (person)

Makarova, Natalia, 1940-.... (person)

Farrell, Minerva (person)

Coff, Linda de (person)

Da Silva, Howard, 1909- (person)

Klicpera, Václav Kliment, 1792-1859 (person)

McDermott, Tom (person)

Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889-1973 (person)

Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x000343 American poet, short-story writer, novelist, and critic . From the description of Letter, 1969 January 26 (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 148050827 Conrad Aiken was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. From the description of Conrad Aiken collection of papers, 1913-1963. (...

Nathanson, Mimi Bochco (person)

Roy, William, 1928- (person)

Schechter, David, 1956- (person)

Tillinger, John (person)

Starr, Manya (person)

American Center for Stanislavski Theatre Art (corporateBody)

Daley, Stephen (person)

Scheuer, Charles (person)

Holland, Betty Lou, 1931- (person)

Betty Lou Holland was born in New York City, she began acting on the stage in the 1940s and appeared on Broadway. She was in Call Me Mister, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Devil's Disciple. In The Member of the Wedding, the actress was in her 20s when she played a 12 year old. She continued to act on stage through the 1950s, playing a leading role in Six Characters in Search of an Author, and the George Bernard Shaw play, The Devil's Disciple. Holland acted in television programs in the 1950s. Holl...

Peterson, Sarah (person)

Coster, Nicholas, 1934- (person)

Lynley, Carol, 1942-.... (person)

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 (person)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet and translator. Born on March 6, 1806, Barrett Browning became proficient in Greek, Latin, French, and other European languages. At the age of eleven she wrote a verse "epic" in four books of rhyming couplets, "The Battle of Marathon," which was privately printed in 1820 at her father's expense. She went on to write such works as "An essay on mind," "Sonnets from the Portuguese," and "Aurora Leigh." In September of 1846, she secretly marr...

Brian, Lee (person)

Muniec, Victor E (person)

Silver, Ron, 1946-2009 (person)

Karp, David, photographer (person)

Rogers, Jennifer (person)

Ross, Brad, 1957- (person)

Cullum, John, 1930-.... (person)

An English artist, Cullum was associated with George Catlin during Catlin's sojourn in England. He made watercolor copies of Catlin's works on exhibit in Egyptian Hall, London. From the description of On the manners & customs of the North American Indians : illustrated by the costume worn by them, also ornaments &c. / by J. Cullum, artist, 1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81871143 From the description of On the manners & customs of the North American Indians ...

Cowlin, Bert (person)

Grand, Murray (person)

Bovasso, Julie (person)

Coley, Thomas (person)

Tandy, Jessica (person)

Kerman, David (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of David Kerman and Mrs. David Kerman : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131811 ...

Harms, Carl, 1910- (person)

Sailor. Full name: H. Carl Harms. From the description of Carl Harms papers, 1940-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983832 Carl Harms, actor, appeared in many of the Putnam County Playhouse productions. He joined the Equity Stock Committee in 1947 and became involved in almost every aspect of Actors' Equity Association. The Putnam County Playhouse was an offshoot of Trial Stages, Inc., which was formed in 1940 by a group of Broadway ...

ANTA (Organization) (corporateBody)

Voigt, Jo (person)

MacDonald, Pirie (person)

Hirsch, Penelope (person)

Abbott, Joy (person)

Porter, Jean (person)

Freyman, Zachary (person)

Leonhart, Michael (person)

Gallo, David (person)

Howes, Sally Ann (person)

Gottfried, Howard. (person)

Carr, Osmond (person)

Channing, Carol, 1921- (person)

Carol Channing (b. January 31, 1921, Seattle, WA) is an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Notable for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiate a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. She began as a Broadway musical actress, starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949, and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, when she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She revived both roles several times thro...

Violett, Ellen (person)

Fisher, Rob, conductor (person)

Young, Stark (person)

American author and critic. From the description of Belle Isle : typescript unsigned, 1940 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129868 American journalist and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bedford, New York, to Belle da Costa Greene, 1944 Jun. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584560 American author. From the description of Letter to Minnie Nielson Butler [manuscript], 1950 March 14. (University of Vir...

Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.) (person)

Houseman, John. (person)

Biography Born Jacques Haussmann in Bucharest, Romania on September 22, 1902, of a Alsatian father and English mother; attended Clifton College Preparatory School, Bristol, England, 1916-1918; moved to U.S. in 1924; was grain export businessman while doing freelance writing and translating plays; entered theatrical production and direction upon collapse of stock market; by early 1930s was writing, producing and directing for New York stage; s...

Handman, Wynn (person)

Baron, Alec (person)

Lipman, Peter (person)

Harris, Julie (Julie A.) (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Julie Harris : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597811 ...

Scott, Douglas. (person)

Silver, Joe, 1922-1989 (person)

Coleman, Cy (person)

Museum of Television and Radio (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Walbye, Kay (person)

Maxwell, Wayne, 1939-2000 (person)

Christian C. Yegen Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Shilkrat, Wayne J (person)

Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970 (person)

Crowley, Mart, 1935- (person)

Biography Edward Martino Crowley was born on August 12, 1935 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Edward Joseph Crowley and Pauline Husbands Crowley. In 1953 he graduated from St. Aloysius School where he attended both grammar and high school, left Vicksburg and enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the drama department in the School of Speech and Drama. After graduation from The Catholic U...

Romoff, Colin (person)

Collins, Gail (person)

Kanitz, Ernest, 1894-1978 (person)

Winett, Cherel (person)

Reutter, Hermann, 1900- (person)

Mintun, John (person)

Burstein, Judie (person)

May O'Donnell Concert Dance Company (corporateBody)

Rainer, Luise, 1910- (person)

Rainer had emigrated to the U.S. around 1935. She was apparently a good friend of Alma Mahler; it is not clear whether they knew each other before their respective emigrations. From 1937 to 1940 she was married to Clifford Odets, who worked with Franz Werfel at one point on an adaptation of Jacobowsky und der Oberst. In 1944 or 1945 she married the publisher Robert Knittel. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1941-1945, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). Wo...

Muro, Vincent (person)

Curcio, Vincent (person)

Teijelo, Gerald (person)

National Performing Arts Incorporated (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Kennedy, Adrienne (person)

American playwright, memoirist, and educator. From the description of Papers, ca. 1954-1992. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122494190 Epithet: playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003b8 Playwright and educator Adrienne Kennedy, the daughter of Cornell Wallace Hawkins and Etta Haugabook Hawkins,...

Karnilova, Maria (person)

Jackson, Muriel Resnik (person)

Author and playwright; born Muriel Resnick, ca. 1921. From the description of Papers of Muriel Resnik Jackson, 1956-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80437867 ...

O'Casey, Shivaun (person)

Production Company (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Hodges, Gil, 1924-1972 (person)

Hewes, Henry (person)

Mechanical engineer residing in Charleston, South Carolina. From the description of Letter : Charleston, S.C., to William H. Garland, Savannah, Ga., 1847 Sept. 12. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144152 ...

Beers, Clifford Whittingham, 1876-1943 (person)

In 1908 founded the Connecticut Society for Mental Hygiene; in 1909 founded National Committee for Mental Hygiene; in 1928 founded American Foundation for Mental Hygiene; founded in 1930 International Committee for Mental Hygiene; founded in 1931 International Foundation for Mental Hygiene. From the description of Clifford Whittingham Beers papers, 1878-1966 (inclusive), 1878-1958 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702167175 From the guide to the Clifford Whittingham Bee...

O'Dwyer, Paul, 1907-1998 (person)

Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Paul O'Dwyer : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147572 From the description of Papers, 1932-1969, 1945-1949 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122516916 Paul O'Dwyer was born in Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland. Like his brother, William O'Dwyer, who was New York City Mayor from 1946 to 1950, Paul was also active in New York's local politics. Paul O'...

Quintero, José (person)

Eppes, William D (person)

Guthrie, Tyrone, Sir, 1900-1971 (person)

Hughes, Barnard, 1915-2006 (person)

Goodyear, Elizabeth (person)

Volle, Danielle, -2000 (person)

Haran, Mary Cleere (person)

Kerry (corporateBody)

Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924-.... (person)

Weaver, Fritz, 1926- (person)

Bradbury, Lane (person)

Oxford University Players (corporateBody)

Wilding, Dorothy, 1893-1976 (person)

Gilder, Rosamond. (person)

Drama critic; New York, N.Y. Born in 1896. Died in 1986. From the description of Rosamond Gilder interview, 1965 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220193723 From the description of Oral history interview with Rosamond Gilder, 1965 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 312025691 Rosamond Gilder (1896-1986), an American author and theatre figure in New York, was founder and president of the International Theater Institute. She wrote about the theatre and edited ...

Williams, Samm-Art (person)

Samm-Art Williams, playwright. From the description of Brass birds don't sing: typescript, 1977. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122616182 ...

Marshall, E. G., 1910- (person)

Euripides (person)

Epithet: playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000299.0x000153 ...

Lane, Nathan, 1956-.... (person)

Hooks, David, 1920- (person)

Dowling, Robert W., 1895-1973 (person)

Tierney, Harry, Jr (person)

Markey, Enid, 1890-1981 (person)

Lane, Lawrence (person)

Hollar, Lloyd (person)

Berman, Lois (person)

Lyndeck, Edmund (person)

Fredrik, Burry (person)

Strasberg, Adam Lee (person)

Goodie, Robert (person)

Seff, Richard (person)

Fleming, Eric, d. 1966 (person)

Price, Mark (person)

Corwin, Betty L. (person)

Murphy, Morna (person)

Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971 (person)

American poet. From the description of The Voluble Wheel Chair (for Eugène--March 31,1952) : Baltimore : autograph poem signed, written for Eugène Reynal, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612668 American writer. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 16 March 1962, to Mr. Miller, 1962 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874504 American poet Ogden Nash was born in New York and raised along the east coast. Afte...

Bosworth, Patricia. (person)

American journalist and biographer; b. 1933. From the description of Patricia Bosworth collection, 1944-2002. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70971764 Biographer, journalist, editor, actress, and model, Patricia Bosworth was born April 24, 1933 in Oakland, California to famed attorney Bartley C. Crum and Anna Gertrude Bosworth, a writer. She had one younger brother, Bartley Crum Jr. Bosworth attended Miss Burke’s School and Convent of the Sa...

Weisgall, Hugo (person)

Hugo Weisgall was born at Eibenschütz (Ivanice), Moravia on October 13, 1912 and emigrated to the United States as a child. Growing up in Baltimore, his first musical influence was his father, Adolph J. Weisgal (1885 - 1981), a cantor for the Chizuk Amuno Congregation in that city. Becoming an American citizen in 1926, his formal musical education began at the Peabody Conservatory (1927 - 1932). In the years that followed (1932 - 1941) he worked periodically with Roger Sessions, stu...

Henritze, Bette (person)

Asolo Theater Company (Sarasota, Fla.) (corporateBody)

Wilson, Edwin, 1927- (person)

United States ambassador, Edwin C. Wilson was born in 1893 in Palatka, Florida. In 1920, Wilson began his extensive dipolmatic carerer by joining the foreign services. Througout the span of his career, he held numerous positions including such positions as U.S. Minister to Uruguay, U.S. Ambassador to Panama, and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's diplomatic representative in Algiers, Wilson worked with General Charles de Gaulle on plans for a provisional government i...

Komoroff, Sam (person)

Kaminska, Ida (person)

Hunter, Kim, 1922- (person)

Santopatre, Jean (person)

Black, Al (person)

MacArthur, Roderick (person)

Hartley, Mariette (person)

Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles, Calif.) (corporateBody)

The Mark Taper Forum opened in Los Angeles in 1967 and is known for its development of new plays and voices for the theatre. Located at the Performing Arts Center (formerly The Music Center) in downtown Los Angeles, the Taper has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony for theatrical excellence. It is one of America's top regional theatres, and a number of the plays presented on and off-Broadway and across the country began at the Taper. From the des...

Lemonade Opera Company (corporateBody)

Ionesco, Eugene (person)

Howard, Ken (person)

Burke, Joe (person)

Kirkland, Jack, 1902-1969 (person)

Playwright, producer, director and screenwriter, Jack Kirkland was born on July 25, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri and died on February 22, 1969 in New York City. His biggest success was the play TOBACCO ROAD that he adapted from the novel by Erskine Caldwell. The original production ran for over 3000 performances on Broadway, 1933-1941. His first play, FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE, opened in Chicago in 1928 and on Broadway in 1930. Other plays written by Kirkland include TORTILLA FLATS, adapted from the no...

Allison, Michael (person)

Laughlin, Sharon, 1949- (person)

Fulton Theatre Company (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Westport-Weston Community Theatre (Conn.) (corporateBody)

Frankel, Gene, 1923- (person)

Smith, Delos V., 1906-1997 (person)

Dunn, Clinton (person)

Wilson, Flip (person)

Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (corporateBody)

Tibor-Nagy Marionettes Company (corporateBody)

Levant, Oscar (person)

Pianist, composer, and writer. From the description of Printed renewal option with typed details, between Oscar Levant and Anna Sosenko, signed by both : [New York?], 1945 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270916053 ...

Klemperer, Werner. (person)

Gardenia, Vincent (person)

Horne, Sandra (person)

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 (person)

Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. From the guide to the Langston Hughes collection, [microform], 1926-1967, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) From the description of Langston Hughes collection, 1926-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652168 Langson Hughes: African-American poet and writer, author of Weary Blue (1926), The Big Sea (1940), and other works. ...

Loy, Myrna, 1905- (person)

Theater for the New City (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Theater for the New City is an Off-Off Broadway troupe best known for experimental theater projects and outdoor spectaculars. Founded in 1970 by Crystal Field, George Bartenieff, Theo Barnes and Lawrence Kornfeld, the Theater for the New City was based in Manhattan's West Village in its early years. Rising real estate costs forced a move to the East Village in the late 1970s, by which time the group was led by co-artistic directors Field and Bartenieff. In addition t...

Morello, Pete (person)

Conroy, Carroll, 1931-1993 (person)

Rae, Charlotte, 1926- (person)

Harold Clurman Theatre (corporateBody)

Dickason, Albert (person)

White, E.B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985 (person)

American author and humorist E.B. White was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell. After graduation he worked on odd jobs and travelled; while working as a copywriter, he submitted some essays to the newly founded New Yorker, which led to his long-term relationship with the magazine. White is generally credited with supplying New Yorker's signature style, a clever, whimsical, and highly allusive tone; over the years he contributed everything from essays and stories to photo capt...

Kuney, Jack, 1919- (person)

Carroll, Robert F. (person)

Feldon, Barbara (person)

Sardi, Vincent, 1915- (person)

Douglas Fairbanks Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Medford, Kay 1914-1980 (person)

Hammer, Armand, 1898-1990 (person)

Business executive and art collector. From the description of Armand Hammer papers, circa 1508-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072183 Armand Hammer, b. 1897; d. 1990, Art collector of United States. From the description of Oral history interview with Armand Hammer, 1980 Aug. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395739 Armand Hammer (1898-1990) was an art collector from Los Angeles, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview...

Coates, Dorothy Love (person)

Carville, Samuel B (person)

Gottlieb, Morton (person)

Posvar Photo (corporateBody)

Smith/Garza Photo (corporateBody)

Reed, Henry, 1914-1986 (person)

Epithet: broadcaster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x00015c ...

Burstyn, Ellen, 1932- (person)

Kesslère, G. Maillard (George Maillard) (person)

Portrait artist and photogapher, George Maillard Kesslère (1894-1979) had a photography studio in Manhattan where he made portraits of thousands of well-known figures. From the guide to the G. Maillard Kesslère photographs, 1925-1952, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Portrait artist and photogapher, George Maillard Kesslère (1894-1979) had a photography studio in Manhattan where he made portraits of thousands of well-known figures. Fro...

Davis, Fitzroy, 1912- (person)

Libin, Paul (person)

Smith, William L. (person)

Adams, Cindy Heller (person)

Purdham, David (person)

Cole, Gloria (person)

Carnegie Hall Playhouse (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Ford, Ruth 1920- (person)

Mixon, Alan, d. 1997 (person)

La Jolla Playhouse (Calif.) (corporateBody)

Anatra, Charles (person)

Marchand, Nancy, 1928- (person)

Bennett, Richard Rodney (person)

Epithet: composer Title: Knight British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000623.0x000128 ...

Tabori, George, 1914-2007 (person)

Bertrand, Jacqueline (person)

FitzGibbon, John (person)

Title: 2nd Earl of Clare British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x00018f ...

Blessing, Lee (person)

Lee Blessing, playwright. From the description of Eleemosynary: typescript, 1986. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608462 From the description of Patient A: typescript, 1993. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580972 ...

Arnaz, Lucie, 1951- (person)

Grove, Barry (person)

MacDonald, Stephen (person)

Circle Repertory Company (corporateBody)

Circle Repertory Company, originally named Circle Theater Company, was founded in July 1969, in a second floor loft at Broadway and 83rd Street by director Marshall W. Mason, playwright Lanford Wilson, director Rob Thirkield, and actress Tanya Berezin. The plan was to establish a pool of artists- actors, directors, playwrights and designers- who would work together in the creation of plays. Circle Rep became home to some of the most prolific talent in American theater. F...

Leatherhead Theatre Club (Surrey, England) (corporateBody)

Russell, Maryanne (person)

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (U.S.) N. Y. Chapter (corporateBody)

Shevett, Anita (person)

Morse, David, 1953-.... (person)

Wells, Win, 1935-1983 (person)

Agee, James, 1909-1955 (person)

American poet, screenwriter, novelist. From the description of James Agee Collection, 1928-1969. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122385744 James Agee was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and journalist. From the description of James Agee collection of papers, 1933-[1952]. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430943 From the guide to the James Agee collection of papers...

McQuiggan, John A (person)

MacLeish, Archibald, 1892- (person)

MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitizer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor at Harvard. From the guide to the Plays, 1957-1968., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor of Rhetoric...

Zuraw, Cathy (person)

Cugat, Ruth Wadler, 1898-1973 (person)

Roose-Evans, James (person)

Domingo, Plácido, 1941- (person)

Javits, Marian B (person)

Martin, Nan (person)

Merande, Doro, d. 1975 (person)

Garrett, Betty, 1919- (person)

Calvert, Robert (person)

Bade, Tom (person)

Chiaro, Edward (person)

Kahn, Stan (person)

Sokolow, Anna (person)

Dancer, choreographer. From the description of Oral history interview with Anna Sokolow, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513535 ...

Luce, Claire (person)

Martin, Thomas Philipp, 1909- (person)

Brown, William (person)

Epithet: of the War Office British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x000259 Epithet: of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000386.0x00016a Epithet: of Add MS 21057 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x00034c Epithet: of Sheerness ...

Amis, Kingsley (person)

British novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic. From the description of Collection, 1933-1968. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492257 Kingsley Amis was a successful and productive English author. Born in London to a lower middle class family, he published his first story at eleven, and earned scholarships to the City of London School and St. John's College, Oxford. After serving in World War I...

Guinness, Alec, 1914- (person)

Taylor, Robert, 1940 June 1- (person)

Epithet: of Rockington, county Lincolnshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x000350 Epithet: shipping agent British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x000372 Epithet: brother of W Taylor, the elder British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x000340...

Strasberg, Anna (person)

Munshin, Jules, 1915-1970 (person)

Machado, Eduardo, 1953- (person)

Cuban-born playwright Eduardo Machado is the author of over 27 plays and has served as Artistic Director of INTAR Theatre in New York since 2004. Machado is also the former head of Columbia University's Graduate Playwriting Department. Born in Havana in 1953, Eduardo Machado arrived in the United States with his brother Jesús in 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, an effort that brought 14,000 unaccompanied children out of Cuba. Machado and his brother lived with relatives in Hialeah, Florida ...

Coates, Carolyn (person)

Harper, Wally (person)

Kuriakos Theatre (corporateBody)

Hutchinson, Jeffrey (person)

Fisher, Harrison (person)

Cambridge Drama Festival (Mass.) (corporateBody)

Lubin, Shellin (person)

Alessandrini, Gerard (person)

Aldrich, Keith (person)

Paisley, Lucille (person)

Sisto, Rocco, 1953- (person)

Willis, John (John A.) (person)

Epithet: MD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x000152 Epithet: of Add MS 32658 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x000154 Editor and compiler, John Willis, was responsible for creating Dance World (1966-1979), an annual reference guide that served as the official chronicle of each year's dance season. ...

Steinberg, Charles (person)

Miller, Robin, 1942- (person)

Henderson, Skitch, 1918- (person)

Vitello, Paul (person)

Dow, Richard (person)

Goldstone, Bob (person)

Noto, Lore, 1923-2000 (person)

Signature Theatre Company (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Gaynes, Larry (person)

Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868 (person)

Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti after Charles Perrault's Cendrillon and librettos by Charles-Guillaume Etienne for Nicolas Isouard's Cendrillon and Francesco Fiorini for Stefano Pavesi's Agatina, o La virtù premiata; first performed in Rome at the Teatro Valle, 25 January 1817; the Holtei translation first performed in Berlin 20 October 1825. Cf. A. Loewenberg. Annals of opera. From the description of Aschenbrödel : komische Oper in zwei Acten, für die Darstellung auf der Königstädt...

Card, Virginia, 1918- (person)

Stoddard, Haila, 1913- (person)

Friedman, Charles, 1902- (person)

Goyen, William (person)

Randall, Tony, 1920-2004 (person)

Tony Randall, actor and director, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 26, 1920. He began his career as a stage actor in productions such as Candida, Caesar and Cleopatra and Oh, Men! Oh, Women!, to name a few. His films include: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Mating Game, Pillow Talk, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers and The Brass Bottle, among others. His television credits include: Mr. Peepers, The Tony Randall Show, ...

Moore, Sonia. (person)

Brand, Oscar (person)

Van Deckter, Gigi (person)

Jones, Cherry, 1956-.... (person)

Bolt, Jonathan (person)

McCracken, Joan (person)

Joan McCracken was a star of stage and screen, most notably a musical comedy star. She was born in Philadelphia on December 31, 1917 (most sources say 1922). A trained ballerina, she was the youngest soloist in the Philadelphia Ballet, starring Catherine Littlefield. Joan McCracken spent one year in the Radio City corps-de-ballet before moving to the Broadway stage. Her first role was in the original production of Oklahoma! in 1943. Other roles were in Bloomer Girl, Billion Dollar B...

State Theater of Peoples' Friendship (Moscow, U.S.S.R.) (corporateBody)

Lewis, Al (person)

Lewis was best known as a writer and director; was an actor in vaudeville, plays, and motion pictures; was a radio writer for Walter O'Keefe, Milton Berle, and Fred Allen; his numerous credits include the motion pictures Ma and Pa Kettle and Our Miss Brooks and the radio and television series Our Miss Brooks. From the description of Collection of radio and television scripts, 1943-1954. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40742281 ...

Peppard, George, 1928-1994 (person)

Actors' Fund Complex (Englewood, N.J.) (corporateBody)

Bimonte, David (person)

Friedman, David P. (person)

Kennedy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1925-1968 (person)

Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK and occasionally by the nickname Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was the brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. Kennedy and his brothers were born into a wealthy,...

Herlihy, Ed (person)

Taubman, Howard, 1907-1996 (person)

American music and drama critic. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Mar. 27, 1979 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861686 Howard Taubman was music editor of THE NEW YORK TIMES from 1935 to 1955, when he was appointed music critic. He was named drama critic in 1960 and became critic-at-large in 1966. He wrote OPERA FRONT AND BACK; MUSIC AS A PROFESSION; MUSIC ON MY BEAT; THE MAESTRO, a biography of Artu...

Lowery, Marcella (person)

Lavin, Linda, 1937-.... (person)

Klingemann, Karl, 1792-1859 (person)

Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965 (person)

American novelist and short-story writer. From the description of Letters to Shirley Jackson, 1954, 1958. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590225 Shirley Jackson (1919-1965) was a 20th century author, born to a mother from a long-time San Francisco family of architects and a father from England. Shirley began writing verse almost as soon as she could write, according to her mother, and, at the age of twelv...

Art & Work Ensemble (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Gish, Dorothy (person)

Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1960's. From the description of Papers, 1920-1990. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 39285335 ...

McWilliams, Caroline (person)

Norman, Marsha (person)

Blatas, Arbit (person)

Arbit Blatas (1908-1999) was born a Russian Jew in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1908. He began painting very early, and had his first exhibition at the age of 14. His father refused to let him go to Paris to study unless he could prove he was talented, so at 17 the two of them went to Riga to see a painter there and have him assess young Blatas' skills. Fortunately, he deemed the boy very talented and so Blatas' father agreed to let him go to Paris. He arrived in Paris at the pe...

Irwin, Bill, 1950-.... (person)

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 ...

Davidson, Louise, 1887-1976 (person)

Sprecher, Ben (person)

Opera Workshop of the Mannes Music School (corporateBody)

Weissler, Fran (person)

Broadcast Music, inc. Musical Theatre Workshop (corporateBody)

Spencer, Franz (person)

Young, Joe, 1889-1939 (person)

Williams, Maggie, 1938- (person)

Seymour, Maurice, 1904- (person)

Mitz, Rick (person)

New Dramatists, Inc (person)

Bishop, André (person)

Hill, N. E (person)

Jay, David (person)

Kurtti, Casey (person)

Sheraton, Ted (person)

Schaeffer, Karl. (person)

Van Fleet, Jo, 1919- (person)

Strindberg, August, 1849-1912 (person)

Strindberg was a Swedish dramatist and novelist. From the description of Lycko Pers resa, ca. 1882. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612373374 Swedish dramatist and novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dornach, to a French literary colleague, 1894 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872330 August Strindberg, playwright. Richard Greenberg, adapter. From the description of The dance of death: typescript, 200...

O'Brien, Sylvia, 1924-2006 (person)

Sylvia O'Brien (1924-2006) was a Dublin-born, New York-based actress who starred in Broadway theater productions, as well as commercials and television programs. O'Brien was born in the Rathmines suburb of Dublin, Ireland in 1924 and emigrated to the United States in 1959 following her involvement with the travelling Irish Festival Singers. In 1959, she married Richard Seadar, the American road manager for the Irish Festival Singers tour. A member of Actor's Equity Association, the Screen Actors...

Blackwell, Earl (person)

Gabor, Jolie, 1900-1997 (person)

Malone, Dorothy (person)

Strouse, Charles (person)

Arnold Arnstein was born in Budapest in 1898, and came to New York with his family when he was 4 years old. After attending Stuyvesant High School, he graduated from City College in 1919, with a degree in chemistry. He played violin until an accident prevented further study. In 1925 he began to work for Paramount Publix Corporation as a music copyist. By 1932 he was able to set up his own office on west 72nd Street in New York City which he used until his death. Over the...

Silvera, Frank, 1914-1970 (person)

Rifkin, Ron (person)

Wilson, Julie, 1924- (person)

Carlino, Lewis John (person)

Kalin, Victor (person)

Voland, Herbert (person)

Henderson, Mary C., 1928-2012 (person)

Sherman, Wende (person)

Nettleton, Lois, 1930- (person)

Holm, Celeste, 1917-2012 (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Celeste Holm : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565549 ...

Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928 (person)

British actress. From the description of Dame Ellen Terry correspondence and calling card, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980587 Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000208.0x000002 Dame Ellen Terry was a 19th century British actress, who for many years performed opposite Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, London. She was made a Dame Grand Cross in 1925. Fro...

Moritt, Fred G. (person)

Roberts, Emilie (person)

Epstein, Mark (person)

Carroll, Vincent. (person)

Tolan, Michael, 1925-2011 (person)

Drake, Edith (person)

Seitz, Dran, 1928- (person)

Conte, Stephanie (person)

Willard, Avery, photographer (person)

Serling, Rod, 1924-1975 (person)

Rodman Edward Serling was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Syracuse, NY; served as paratrooper in 11th Airborne Division during WWII; discharged as a result of a shrapnel wound, 1946; attended Antioch College and began writing, directing, and acting in local radio plays; sold first television script in 1949; married wife Carol in 1948 and had two daughters; moved to Hollywood to write teleplays in mid-1950s; won 6 Emmy awards with scripts for Patterns, Requiem for a heavyweight, and The comedian, among oth...

Mana-Zucca (person)

Jonic, Bettina, 1935- (person)

Early, Elizabeth (person)

Seiffer, Neil (person)

Thomas, Edward (person)

Epithet: DD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001241.0x000307 Epithet: formerly Lord Mayor of Cardiff British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001241.0x000308 ...

Lincoln Center Theater (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Lincoln Center Theater Company (LCTC) opened in 1980, under the direction of Richmond Crinkley with a five-member committee of advisors consisting of Woody Allen, Sarah Caldwell, Liviu Ciulei, Robin Phillips, and Ellis Rabb. Edward Albee was the company playwright. The LCTC was the third resident company at the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi Newhouse theaters. Previous resident companies were the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (1964-1973) and Joe Papp's New York...

Bryan-Brown, Marc (person)

Black, Kitty, 1914-2006 (person)

Rella, Ettore (person)

Ettore Rella was an American dramatist and poet. He and his wife Jessie first met the Australian writer Christina Stead in New York in 1940. From the description of Correspondence [manuscript]. 1941-1982. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225826050 ...

Bloch, Scotty (person)

Chatterton, Ruth, 1893-1961 (person)

Ruth Chatterton (1893-1961) was an American actress. She began her distinguished stage career in 1909 in "Merely Mary Ann." Her film debut was made in "Sins of the Fathers" (1928), after which she played starring roles in many films. She published several novels including Homeward Borne (1950), a novel about Pax Lyttleton and her work with Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany; The Pride of the Peacock (1954); The Betrayers (1953); and The Southern Wild (1958). From the gu...

Laurel, Stan (person)

Biography / Administrative History Thomas W. Sefton (1917-2006) was president of a major San Diego, California, bank (San Diego Trust) and a leading San Diego philanthropist, who had a life-long devotion to Laurel and Hardy. This interest in Laurel and Hardy led to a friendship with Stan Laurel before the latter's death in 1965. Sefton developed a correlative relationship with Hal Roach, the great producer of the 1920s and 1930s of, among oth...

Mendick, Charles (person)

Snellgrove, Marshall (person)

Fernandel, 1903-1971 (person)

Martin, Jerry, 1936- (person)

Jerry Martin was an American teacher, reverend, and farmer. He was a resident of Tioga and Whitesboro, Texas, north of Dallas. From the guide to the Jerry Martin Diary, 1894-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) ...

Cohen, Leonard, 1934- (person)

Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Montreal. He attended McGill University, where he formed a country-western trio called the Buckskin Boys at age 17. He also began writing poetry and was part of the local literary scene. His first collection of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies, was published in 1956 while he was still an undergraduate. It would be his second collection, The Spice Box of Earth, published in 1961, that would launch his literary career. He attended Columbia University in New York...

Silverstein, Nate (person)

Fain, Sammy (person)

Sammy Fain and Victor Young, composers. Book by Sig Herzig and lyrics by Harold Adamson. From the description of Around the world in 80 days: typescript, 1962 November, 26. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466847 ...

Hotchner, A. E. (person)

American author and playwright; born Aaron Edward Hotchner in St. Louis, Mo. in 1920, graduated from Washington University and Washington University School of Law in 1941. From the description of Papers, 1944-1990. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26089694 ...

Maryan, Charles, 1934- (person)

Perry, Antoinette, 1888-1946 (person)

Denver native, actress and stage director. Broadway's Tony Awards are named for her. From the description of Papers : 1859-1987 ;. (Colorado Newspaper Project, Colorado Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 26927478 Born in Denver, Colorado. Made her theatrical debut in 1905. Married Frank Frueauff in 1909 and left theater. Return in 1922. Made her directorial debut in 1928. Directed 17 Broadway plays. Helped found the American Theatre Wing (ATW). Died in 1946. In 1947 th...

Wolfe, George C. (person)

Playwright and artistic director George C. Wolfe was born on September 23, 1954 in Frankfort, Kentucky. His mother, a teacher, was among the first African Americans to study library science through the University of Kentucky Extension Program. Wolfe's mother became the principal at the private, all-black, Rosenwald Laboratory School, where Wolfe received his elementary education, and discovered an interest in staging and directing. As a teenager, Wolfe attended a summer theater workshop at Miami...

Astar, Ben (person)

Shaffner, John (person)

Winston, Hattie (person)

Actress Hattie Mae Winston was born in Lexington, Mississippi, on March 3, 1945, to Selena Thurmond Winston and Roosevelt Love Winston. Winston was raised by her grandmother, Cora Thurmond, in nearby Greenville, Mississippi. Attending Washington Irving High School in New York City, Winston graduated in 1963; throughout her academic career she was an accomplished student and an exceptionally talented vocalist. Winston attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. after receiving a full voice sch...

Pfeiffer, P. L (person)

Acting Company (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Montevecchi, Liliane (person)

Repole, Charles (person)

Halligan, Maureen (person)

Margo Jones Award (corporateBody)

Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984 (person)

Actor. From the description of Sam Jaffe papers, 1915-1991 (bulk 1925-1984). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984741 Biographical Note 1891, Mar. 10 Born Shalom Jaffe, New York, N.Y. 1912 Graduated College of the City of New York, New York, N.Y. ...

Kallesser, Michael, 1890-1975 (person)

Abresch, J., photographer (person)

Florida State university (corporateBody)

The Florida State College for Women (FSCW) Artist Series began in 1923. Dean Ella Opperman was the first person in charge of organizing the series. The series was intended to bring renowned artists to FSCW. After FSCW became Florida State University (FSU), the FSU School of Music managed the series. However, in 1974 the FSU Artist Series Committee assumed control. Because of financial difficulties in the early 1990s, the Artist Series was briefly discontinued. The series was then entitled the "C...

Brokaw, Mark (person)

Loren, Sophia, 1934- (person)

Sophia Loren (b. September 20, 1934, Rome, Italy) is an Italian film actress and singer....

Addison, Nancy (person)

Warik, Josef (person)

Benepe, Pamela (person)

Gassner, Mordi, 1899- (person)

Muralist, designer, educator; New York, N.Y. and Drake's Branch, Va.Gassner died in 1995. From the description of Mordi Gassner interview, 1982 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220186142 Mordi Gassner, b. 1899; d. 1995, Muralist, designer, educator of New York, N.Y. and Drake's Branch, Va. From the description of Oral history interview with Mordi Gassner, 1982 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397304 Painter, designer, illust...

Creyton, Barry (person)

Cale, Paula, 1970- (person)

Kipnis, Kenneth (person)

Fugard, Athol (person)

Ronell, Ann (person)

Ann Ronell was active in Hollywood as composer, musician, lyricist, and translator; as lyricist she collaborated with Weill. Products of their collaboration include the scores for the films The river is blue (1937; Weill's score eventually replaced by Werner Janssen's) and One touch of Venus (released in 1948), and the song Your technique [from 1938?]. From the description of Papers relating to Kurt Weill, [1938?]-1979. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Ga...

Tanner, Tony, 1932- (person)

Azenberg, Emanuel (person)

Horovitz, Israel (person)

Israel Horovitz (b. 1939) is an Obie and Drama Desk award-winning American playwright, screenwriter, and director. He was raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London from 1961 to 1963. In addition to a residency at the Royal Shakespeare Company (1965) and two Rockefeller Foundation fellowships in playwriting (1968 and 1969), Horovitz was also the playwright in residence at the City College of the City University of New York from 19...

Shephard, Geraldine (person)

Actors' Fund of America (corporateBody)

The Actors’ Fund of America was founded in 1882 largely through the efforts of Harrison Grey Fiske, the owner of a theater trade publication, the New York Dramatic Mirror. The Fund got off to a rousing start, fueled by Fiske’s enthusiasm; by the “instinctive generosity of show people” (Simon, p. 3); and – most important – by the backing of the nineteenth-century theatrical elite, the actor-managers who owned and operated the theaters and from whose ranks the Fund’s officers and trus...

Scanlon, Julienne Marie (person)

Beame, Abraham D. (Abraham David), 1906-2001 (person)

The Battle of Long Island (also known as the Battle of Brooklyn) occurred on August 27, 1776 in what is now the borough of Brooklyn, N.Y. The battle was the largest of the American Revolutionary War. It resulted in a victory for the British army and the retreat of the Continental Army through Manhattan and New Jersey into Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Battle of Long Island 200th anniversary proclamations, 1976, (Brooklyn Historical Society) ...

Pollock, Nancy, 1902-1979 (person)

Colbert, Claudette (person)

Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 (person)

Franz Kafka (b. July 3, 1883, Prague, Czech Republic–d. June 3, 1924, Klosterneuburg, Austria) was a novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists faced by bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible social-bureaucratic powers, and has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absur...

Equity Library Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Equity Library Theatre (ELT) was started in 1943 by actor Sam Jaffe, a representative of the Actor's Equity Association, and George Freedley, the curator of the Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library. During the 1940s, ELT productions were staged in small performance spaces in the city's public libraries, which inspired the company's name. In the fall of 1949, a temporary home for ELT was established at the Lenox Hill Playhouse, in the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, at 33...

Kessler, Robert (person)

Waterston, Sam (person)

Zuckert, Bill, 1915-1997 (person)

Hirschfeld, Al, 1903-2003 (person)

Albert Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of the three sons of Isaac Hirschfeld and his Russian-born wife Rebecca. Al Hirschfeld studied art in St. Louis and moved with his family to New York City in 1915. He studied at the National Academy of Art and Design and at the Art Students League, but due to financial difficulties in 1919, he took a job at Selznick Pictures where he was given his first art assignments designing advertisemen...

After Dinner Opera Company (corporateBody)

Berger, Meyer, 1898-1959 (person)

Garfein, Jack (person)

Sharma, Barbara (person)

White Studio (corporateBody)

Schoenfeld, Gerald (person)

York, Michael, 1939-.... (person)

Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-.... (person)

Harvey Fierstein, playwright. From the description of Spookhouse: typescript, 1981. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378823 Harvey Fierstein, award-winning playwright, actor and gay rights activist, was born on June 6, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1973. Aware of his sexuality as a young man, he appeared as a female impersonator in Manhattan nightclubs in his early teens. His career as an actor began in 1971 ...

Friar, Kimon. (person)

Friar was a Greek-American poet, translator, and editor. From the description of Kimon Friar papers, 1926-1988. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 175710963 ...

Franchetti, Marie (person)

Le Noire, Rosetta, 1911- (person)

Liberatore, Lou (person)

Ball, Russell, 1891-1942 (person)

Russell Earp Ball was born 1891 March 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ball began his career as a photographer working for newspapers, and then became a commercial photographer. In the 1920s, Ball relocated to Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Gladys Hall, and focused his photographic work in the film industry, including portraits of actors and their families and photographic stills for film production companies. In 1923, he photographed Gloria Swanson to promote the film “Zaza,” and took...

Pearson, Leon Morris, 1899-1963 (person)

Leonard, Stew (person)

Casson, Lewis, Sir, 1875-1969 (person)

British actor and producer. From the description of Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, 1938 May 8. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25269115 English actor and producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Duchess Theatre [London], to Denys Blakelock, 1947 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870498 Epithet: actor and theatrical producer Title: Knight British Library Archives and Manuscri...

Rapp, Anthony (person)

Meadow, Lynne, 1946- (person)

Bowes, Edward, Major, 1874-1946 (person)

Agency Sketch April 1934 First radio broadcast of Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour on WHN, New York 1935 William Edward Maguiness (stage name Ted Mack) joins Bowes as emcee and talent scout March 24, 1935 Coast to coast broadcast on NBC radio with Chase &...

Komai, Felicia, 1926- (person)

Dailey, Irene (person)

Price, Gerald (Actor) (person)

Myerson, Bess (person)

Washington Theater Club. (corporateBody)

Founded 1957 by John B. and Hazel H. Wentworth to provide professional theater and a drama school; went out of existence in 1974. From the description of Records, 1952-1983 (bulk 1957-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154691689 ...

Actors Studio (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Actors Studio was founded in October, 1947, by Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan and Robert Lewis. In 1948 Lee Strasberg joined the team and was the central teacher and figurehead until his death in 1982. Jan. 14-16, 1977 the Florida State University School of Theatre held "A Salute to the Actors Studio", an event hosted by Lee Strasberg and featuring lectures and panel-discussions from Strasberg and several of the premier members of the Mercury Theatre from 1950-1977. From the descrip...

Andersen-Rubens, Christine (person)

Cristofer, Michael (person)

Spencer, Nelsie (person)

Vogel, Paula. (person)

Paula Vogel (born November 16, 1951) is an American playwright and university Professor. Vogel was born in Washington, D.C. to Donald Stephen Vogel, an advertising executive, and Phyllis Rita Bremerman, a secretary for United States Postal Service Training and Development Center. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America (1974, B.A.) and Cornell University (1976, M.A.). She first came to national attention with her AIDS-related seriocomedy The Baltimore Waltz, which won the Obie aw...

Friedman, Sanford, 1928- (person)

Gutman, John (person)

Cryer, Gretchen (person)

Lewis, Abby (person)

Zimbalist, Stephanie (person)

Hoffman, Al, 1902-1960 (person)

Errico, Melissa (person)

Hatfield, Hurd, 1918-1998 (person)

Royal Court Theatre (corporateBody)

The English Stage Company (ESC) is the resident company of the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, London . The company and its work is the result of two disparate groups eventually uniting in a common cause. In 1953, directors George Devine and Tony Richardson devised a scheme to present 'the whole range of contemporary drama' in London with a small permanent company. Inspired by the work of Harley Granville Barker and John Eugene Vedrenne (who produced new plays by Shaw and Bark...

Sutton, Dolores (person)

American actress on stage, screen and television, Dolores Sutton was born in New York City in 1927 and was a philosophy major at New York University before co-authoring a script for NBC-TV and winning the lead. She had an active career as a performer, primarily on the stage and on television, and was also an occasional playwright. From the description of Dolores Sutton papers, 1945-1996 and n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 289531511 From the guide to the D...

Lynn, Bambi (person)

Rael, Elsa (person)

Barreau, A., photographer (person)

Voss (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

International Theatre Institute. (corporateBody)

Oppenheim, Dave, 1889-1961 (person)

Buttram, Jan (person)

Finn, William (person)

Kurzon, David, 1928-1989 (person)

Ross Photos (corporateBody)

Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986 (person)

Producer/director Cheryl Crawford (1902-1986) was a founding member of the Group Theatre in 1931, and of the Actors Studio in 1947. Born in Akron, Ohio, Crawford became involved with the Theatre Guild in the 1920s, first as secretary, later as actress and stage manager, and ultimately as casting director. With Lee Strasberg she co-directed the Group Theatre's first production, THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, in 1931, and went on to direct and/or produce many plays in the decades ...

Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 (person)

Poet and author. From the description of Edna St. Vincent Millay papers, 1832-1992 (bulk 1900-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066360 American poet. From the description of ALS : Camden, Maine, to Eleanor Morgan Patterson, 1916 June 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442927 From the description of Photograph of Edna St. Vincent Millay [manuscript], 1920 August. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812089 ...

Blaivas, Cathy (person)

Shevett, Steve (person)

Touring Players (corporateBody)

Oliver, Edith, 1913- (person)

Klein, Arthur Luce (person)

Arthur L. Klein (1898-1983). Aeronautical engineer. PhD, physics, Caltech (1925); Fellow, Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Caltech; Professor of aeronautics, Caltech (1929-1968). From the description of Arthur L. Klein papers, 1928-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154303204 American writer. From the description of 'Minita' and the Master-Photographer, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83982429 ...

Safer, Morley. (person)

Ichinose, Aloma, 1943- (person)

Mayo, Waldo, 1895- (person)

Acker, Sylvia (person)

Sherman, Daryl (person)

Crafin, Paul (person)

DonHowe, Gwyda, 1933-1988 (person)

Englund, Patricia (person)

Meara, Anne (person)

Whole Theatre (Montclair, N.J.) (corporateBody)

Brent, Romney, 1902-1976 (person)

Kagan, Diane (person)

Alderson, Bob (person)

Franklin, Nancy (person)

Theodore, Lee (person)

Pheneger, Richard (person)

Tomlin, Lily, 1939- (person)

Volpe, Achille (person)

Muller, Romeo (person)

Hirschfeld, Neal (person)

Makowsky, Lucille Ann (person)

McNeil, Marguerite (person)

Paper Mill Playhouse (corporateBody)

Elliott, Patricia, 1942- (person)

Morgan, Madeline (person)

Jones, James Earl (person)

Actor James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 to Robert Earl Jones and Ruth Connolly in Arkabutla, Mississippi. When Jones was five years old, his family moved to Dublin, Michigan. He graduated from Dickson High School in Brethren, Michigan in 1949. In 1953, Jones participated in productions at Manistee Summer Theatre. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, Jones received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1955.Following graduation, Jones relocated to Ne...

Julia, Raul (person)

Munger, Mary (person)

DeBert, Ray (person)

Hart, Stanley (person)

Biographical Note Little is known about George Antheil's relationship with Stanley Hart (dates unknown), a writer and lecturer in fine arts at Columbia University during the 1920s. Hart was a childhood friend of Antheil's who lived in Trenton, New Jersey and New York City throughout the decade in which they exchanged letters. From the guide to the George Antheil Correspondence to Stanley Hart, 1919-1931, (bulk 1922-1923), (Music D...

La Mama Experimental Theatre Club (corporateBody)

La Mama, under the guidance of Ellen Steward, was a vital force in the 1960s revolution of the American theater. From the description of Records, 1965-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155508171 ...

Eisinger, Jo (person)

Anastos, Ernie (person)

Playhouse of Toronto Limited (Ont.) (corporateBody)

Warrick, Ruth (person)

Marvin, Blanche (person)

Brustein, Robert Sanford, 1927-.... (person)

Director. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Sanford Brustein : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122569433 ...

Giannini, Alex (person)

Wagner International Photos, Inc (corporateBody)

Bogaev, Paul, 1953- (person)

Saddler, Donald (person)

Donald Saddler is a choreographer, director, and dancer in the disciplines of film, stage, ballet, and opera. He was born in 1920 in Van Nuys, California and took up dancing in order to recover his strength after a bout of scarlet fever. He spent his high school vacations dancing in the chorus of MGM musicals such as the 1937 production, Rosalie. Saddler was an original member of Ballet Theatre, and danced with the company from 1940-1943 before heading to Alaska for serv...

Cefola, Paul J., photographer (person)

Bergmann, Alan (person)

Jackson, Glenda (person)

Cunningham, Peter, photographer (person)

Wager, Michael 1925-.... (person)

Bauman, Richard, 1940-.... (person)

A professor at Indiana University from 1986 to 2008, Professor Bauman is an eclectic scholar, whose scholarly contributions have transcended conventional academic boundaries. Bauman has degrees in English (B.A., Michigan, 1961), Folklore (M.A., Indiana, 1962), Anthropology (M.S., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania), and American Civilization (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1968). Best known for his theoretical and methodological contributions to the ethnographic study of l...

Maurois, André, 1885-1967 (person)

James Whitall is a Haverford graduate, class of 1910. From the description of TLS, [19]38 May 20 : Neuilly-sur-Seine [France] to "Cher Monsieur" [James Whitall]. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 46667962 André Maurois was a prolific French author who wrote in a variety of forms and genres. Born as Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, he was educated in Rouen, but delayed his boyhood dream of becoming an author to work for the family textile business. He fought in W...

Open Eye Company (Theatrical troupe) (corporateBody)

Gluckman, Mark, photographer (person)

Jack Lawrence Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Reid, Douglas (person)

Epithet: Lieutenant; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001033.0x000178 ...

Morden, Roger (person)

Furstenberg, Betsy von, 1931- (person)

Guastaferro, Dominic (person)

Pavia, Marcia (person)

McArt, Jan (person)

Tapia, Jose, 1942- (person)

Backus, Richard (person)

Beardsley, Alice (person)

Cheswick, Diana (person)

Oakie, Jack, 1903- (person)

Keene, Donald. (person)

Donald L. Keene (b. 1922) is a professor of Japanese at Columbia University. From the description of Donald Keene manuscripts, [ca. 1960]-1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 506124119 ...

Wasserstein, Wendy (person)

Wendy Wasserstein, a prizewinning feminist playwright and author, was born October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish immigrant parents Morris W. Wasserstein, a textile manufacturer, and Lola (Schleifer), a dancer. Wasserstein, the youngest of five siblings (Sandra Meyer, Abner, Georgette Levis, and Bruce) attended the Calhoun School in New York (1963-1967) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mount Holyoke College in 1971. After studying writing at City Col...

Carroll, Pat, 1927- (person)

American actress (motion pictures, television, and stage) and author. From the description of Pat Carroll collection, 1955-2003. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70973161 ...

Ward, Janet (person)

Scarano, A. Vincent (person)

Drummond, Alice, 1928- (person)

Theater at St. Peter's Church (corporateBody)

Talesnick, Barry (person)

Terry, Megan. (person)

Terry, Walter. (person)

Walter Terry (b. 1913 – d. 1982) was a prolific writer and dance critic. His interest in the performing arts began during his college years at the University of North Carolina, where he majored in drama and minored in music. In 1936, he was hired as a dance critic at the Boston Herald. His first assignment was to cover the activities at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, located in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. There he met and shared a friendship with the founder and artistic director Ted Sh...

Guggenheim, Hans, 1924- (person)

Spiller, Arlene (person)

Hilliard, Mary (person)

Williard, Carol (person)

Busacca, Larry (person)

Gregorian, Vartan (person)

Vartan Gregorian, sixteenth president of Brown University, was unanimously elected at a special meeting of the Corporation on August 31,1988. Born in Tabriz, Iran, on April 8, 1934, he attended an Armenian-Russian school until he was fifteen, when he left Tabriz with fifty dollars and a letter of introduction from a French Vice Consul and entered the Collège Arménien in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1955 he received a degree in Armenian studies. The next year he was awarded a scholarship for study oversea...

Vakhtangov Theater (Moscow) (corporateBody)

Bassey, Jennifer (person)

Loesser, Emily (person)

Schisgal, Murray, 1926-.... (person)

Murray Schisgal, playwright. From the description of Knit one, pearl two: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575709 ...

Capalbo, Carmen (person)

Theatrical producer and director, born in 1925. Attended Yale Drama School and moved to New York after World War II. Best known for directing the off-Broadway revival of The threepenny opera (1954-1961), he had several successes on Broadway, notably O'Neill's Moon for the misbegotten in 1957. He also produced and directed Weill and Brecht's Mahagonny off-Broadway in 1970. From the description of An oral history interview with Carmen Capalbo / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation f...

Grossman, David (person)

Orbach, Jerry (person)

The Songwriters' Hall of Fame (corporateBody)

Piniero, Joe (person)

Duffy, Michael (person)

Frieder, Sol L. (person)

Dexter, Van (person)

Hoos, Neil Ryder (person)

Falk, Peter, 1927-2011 (person)

Tune, Tommy (person)

Randall Photography (corporateBody)

Bachrach, Bradford, photographer (person)

Alexander, Jane, 1939-.... (person)

American actress, producer, author; was chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (1993-1997). From the description of Jane Alexander collection, 1967-2003 bulk 1980-1999. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 319627241 ...

Camera 1 (corporateBody)

Ivey, Judith, 1951- (person)

Seibert, Elena (person)

Walkden, Kay (person)

MacDevitt, Brian (person)

Saltus, Sarah (person)

Andrews, Bert, photographer (person)

Hill, Robert L., 1928-.... (person)

Callighan, Donna J (person)

Hamilton, Heather (person)

Obey, Andre, 1892-1975 (person)

Zaks, Jerry, 1946- (person)

Freiland, Brian (person)

Johnson, Lois (Vocalist) (person)

Gray, Sam, narrator (person)

Orr, Mary, 1960- (person)

Birkenhead, Susan (person)

Bigelow, George V (person)

Barry, P. J. (Philip James) (person)

Sullivan, Ed. (person)

Biographical note Herbert G. Klein (1918-2009) enjoyed a long and successful career in the fields of journalism and communications. He worked as a newspaper journalist and editor, media consultant and executive, and most famously, as the first Director of Communications for the Executive Branch under President Richard M. Nixon. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Klein graduated from the University of Southern California in 1940 with ...

Reams, Lee Roy (person)

Seldes, Marian (person)

Cotsworth, Staats, 1908- (person)

Balin, Ina, 1937-1990 (person)

Dee, Ruby (person)

Almost a lifelong New Yorker, Ruby Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace on October 27, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. Her family soon moved to New York, and Dee was raised during the golden age of Harlem. After high school, she attended New York's Hunter College, graduating in 1945. Expressive and literate, Dee was drawn to the theatre while still a college student. Dee acted in small Shakespearian productions and landed a role in the play,South Pacificin 1943. She also began to study with the American Negro...

Mordecai, Benjamin (person)

Kipnis, Claude. (person)

Colbin, Rod (person)

Hale, Scott (person)

Roberts, Meade, 1930-1992 (person)

Erkkila, Dan (person)

King, Wayne, 1901- (person)

Ley-Piscator, María, 1905- (person)

Chase, Stanley, 1928- (person)

Radoncic, Enes (person)

Theatre de Lys (corporateBody)

Sheridan Square Playhouse (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Hazel-Atlas (corporateBody)

Machiz, Herbert. (person)

Theatrical director in New York City. From the description of Herbert Machiz papers, 1956-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 606938274 Herbert Machiz was an American theatre director and director of the Artists' Theatre, New York, which was based at the Southampton campus of Long Island University from 1968 to 1970. From the description of Additional records concerning the Artists' Theatre, New York, 1953-1974 (inclusive). (U...

Adato, Perry Miller (person)

Beal, John, 1909- (person)

Mokae, Zakes, 1935- (person)

Myrvik, Norman (person)

Rewalt, Lothar (person)

Nichtern, Claire (person)

Lytell, Wilfred, 1892-1954 (person)

Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 (person)

Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Alfred A. Knopf and his wife, Blanche Knopf. From the description of Letters, 1928-1944, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155870929 Publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of Alfred A. Knopf : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743309 American publisher. From the description of Typed letters signed (1...

Madison, Ellen, 1934-1987 (person)

United Congregational Church (Bridgeport, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Becher, John C. (John Conrad), 1915- (person)

Pickman, Hester (person)

Actors' Equity Foundation (corporateBody)

Close, Glenn, 1947-.... (person)

Glenn Close graduated from the College of William and Mary. From the description of Papers, 1974-1993. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 55072058 ...

Janney, Julie (person)

Lieberthal, Milton (person)

Christopher, William, 1932- (person)

Suter, William P (person)

Abeles, Joseph, photographer (person)

Maurer, Anthony (person)

Gilbert, W.S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 (person)

English poet and librettist. From the description of Autograph quotation signed, dated : [London], 14 December 1909, 1909 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577865 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 10 March 1888, to [Michael Gunn?], 1888 Mar. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873354 Green was an English actor and comedian. Gilbert was an English playwright and humorist best known for his collaboration with Sir Arthur Sull...

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center (corporateBody)

Identity House (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Lipari, Joanna (person)

Wood, Audrey, 1905- (person)

American theatrical agent. From the description of Audrey Wood Papers, 1863-1984 (bulk 1900-1984). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122472700 Audrey Wood was born February 28, 1905, in New York City to William Wood, a theatre manager, and Ida Gaubatz. Audrey grew up with constant exposure to the art and business of vaudeville and theatre through her father's work. She read and selected plays for ...

Haas, Dolly, 1910-1994 (person)

The actress Dolly (Dorothea Clara Eleanore) Haas was born on April 29, 1910 in Hamburg, Germany, the second daughter of the bookseller Charles Oswald Haas and his wife Margarete, née Hansen. Charles Haas was half-German but grew up in England, with British citizenship. Dolly and her sister, Margarete attended Jacob Loewenberg's prestigious girls' school Lyzeum in Hamburg, the Anerkannte höhere Mädchenschule . Dolly Haas had her debut as a professional actress in 1927. She then worked at Berlin's...

Bernhardt, Melvin (person)

Holt, Will (person)

Will Holt, librettist. Linda Hopkins, concept. From the description of Me and Bessie: typescript, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430762 ...

Wells Studio (corporateBody)

Langner, Lawrence, 1890-1962 (person)

Epithet: of the Theatre Guild of New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000498.0x0001d8 Lawrence Langner (1890-1962), playwright, author, and producer, was born in Swansea, South Wales, on May 30, 1890. He had a long and varied career in the American theater where he began as one of the founders of the Washington Square Players in 1914. In 1919 he founded the Theatre Guild where he supervised over 200 product...

Tudyk, Alan (person)

Stoneman, Bob (person)

Buhrer, Suzanne (person)

WPA Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Brook, Peter Peter Nigel (person)

Betts, Jack (person)

Havoc, June (person)

Churchill, Caryl (person)

Epithet: afterwards Harter; playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x0001c4 ...

Grimes, Tammy (person)

Shelley, Carole (person)

Baty, Gaston (person)

Visalli, Santi. (person)

Paley, Stanley (person)

Witchel, Alex (person)

Lodge, Mark (person)

Bartenieff, George (person)

Barrie, Barbara (person)

Barbara Barrie is an American actress and author. She was born as Barbara Ann Berman on May 23, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Louis Berman and Frances Rose Boruszak. She was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Corpus Christi Senior High School. In 1953, Barrie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In July of 1964, she married Jay Malcolm Harnick, a director and producer. They had two children, Jane Caroline Harnick and Aaron Lo...

Schmolka, Walter (person)

Klavun, Walter, 1906- (person)

Benter, Richard (person)

Kennedy, Jimmy (person)

De Rose, Peter, 1900-1953 (person)

Dunphy, Jack (person)

American author and dancer; wrote novels, one-act plays, and short stories; companion of Truman Capote; b. 1914; d. 1992. From the description of Jack Dunphy collection, [19--]. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70962503 ...

Manhattan School of Music (New York, N.Y.). Opera Theater (corporateBody)

Siebert, Charles, 1938- (person)

Jones, Steve (person)

Maximilian, Otto (person)

Abel, Walter, 1898-1987 (person)

An actor on stage, film, radio, and television, Abel's career spanned sixty years. He was born on June 6, 1898 in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied for the stage at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1917-1918. He made his first professional appearance in the 1918 film Out of a Clear Sky, and his Broadway debut in Forbidden at the Manhattan Opera House in 1919. His early career was on the New York stage where he appeared in plays by Eugene O'Neill and others. His film ...

Linville, Larry, 1939-2000 (person)

Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (person)

Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Eli Wallach : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122362003 ...

Lee, Robert Edwin, 1918-1994 (person)

Hunt, Lois, 1925- (person)

Williams, Frank B. (Frank Backus), 1864-1954 (person)

Frank B. Williams graduated from Harvard in 1888. From the description of Daily themes for English 12, 1886-1887. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77073233 ...

Channing, Stockard (person)

Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x0001c2 ...

Henderson, Mary C., 1928-2012 (person)

HB Playwrights Foundation, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Braggiotti, Stiano, 1904-1984 (person)

Brydon, W. B. (person)

Raboy, Marc, 1948-.... (person)

Bernstein, Sidney, 1918- (person)

Irish Players (corporateBody)

American theatre wing (corporateBody)

Ito, Teiji, 1938-1982 (person)

Arnaud, Georges, 1917-1987 (person)

Mineo, Sal, 1939-1976 (person)

Wood, Peggy, 1892-1978 (person)

American actress and singer. From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1956 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868285 ...

Hiken, Gerald, 1927- (person)

Miner, Jan (person)

Oakie, Victoria Horne (person)

Spinella, Stephen (person)

Knapp, Sally (person)

Haley, Jack, 1899-1979 (person)

Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999 (person)

Actor, author, and director. From the description of Garson Kanin papers, 1941-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130926 Biographical Note 1912, Nov. 24 Born, Rochester, N.Y. 1933 Graduated, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, N.Y. Acted for ...

Lesser, Gene (person)

Via, Richard A., 1922- (person)

Caldwell, Zoe (person)

Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 (person)

Brecht was a German dramatist and poet. Karl Korsch was a Marxist theoretician. From the description of Correspondence with Karl Korsch, 1934-ca.1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122556373 From the guide to the Bertolt Brecht correspondence with Karl Korsch, ca. 1934-1954., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Reyersbach was a pediatrician with special training in endocrinology and rheumatic diseases; she came to the U.S. in ...

Lyons, Gene, 1921-1974 (person)

Off Broadway Theatre (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (corporateBody)

Ardrey, Robert (person)

Robert Ardrey was born in Chicago Illinois on the 16 October 1908, to Robert Leslie Ardrey and Marie Haswell. He attended the University of Chicago between 1927 and 1930, where he studied in the Natural and Social Science department, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Thornton Wilder became a mentor to Ardrey at the university, and encouraged him to pursue writing. Robert Ardrey began his professional writing career as a playwright, writing such plays as Star-Spangled (1936),...

Frankel, Max (person)

Clark, Lon (person)

Bemberg, George (person)

Rowe, Douglas (person)

Kohan, Alan (person)

Fry, Christopher, 1907-2005 (person)

Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001026.0x00002e Christopher Fry was born on 18 December 1907. He was originally named Arthur Hammond Harris and during his childhood adopted the surname Fry from his maternal grandmother. In his late twenties he became known as Christopher Fry. He went to Bedford Modern School, where he wrote his first play at eleven and his first verse drama at ei...

Phyfe, Hal, photographer (person)

Baxley, Barbara, 1923-1990 (person)

Barbara Baxley was born on January 1, 1923 in Stockton, California. She attended the University of the Pacific, where she acted in plays, and graduated with honors. She moved to New York, where she trained with Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and with Elia Kazan at the Actors Studio. Baxley made her Broadway debut as Sybil in the Tallulah Bankhead Private Lives (1948), and followed that with Peter Pan (1950), in which she understudied Jea...

Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Neighborhood Playhouse was founded in 1915 by Alice and Irene Lewisohn, as part of the Henry Street Settlement. Many early twentieth-century modern dancers and artists found a professional home at the Neighborhood Playhouse, including composers Ernest Bloch, Kurt Schindler, and Louis Horst, who also worked with Martha Graham. Other notables whose works were produced at the Neighborhood Playhouse include Agnes de Mille, Laura Elliott, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. The Neighborhood Playh...

Thomas, Tony, 1947 December 7- (person)

Howard, Ken, 1944- (person)

Baker, Carroll, 1931-.... (person)

Carroll Baker (b. 1931) was an actress, primarily in motion pictures. Her work included "Baby Doll," "But Not for Me," "Giant," "The Miracle," "How the West Was Won," "Bridge to the Sun," "Something Wild," "The Carpetbaggers," "Cheyenne Autumn," and others. Carroll Baker also authored three books: "Baby Doll, An Autobigraphy," (1983) "A Roman Tale, "(1985) and "To Africa with Love," (1985). From the description of Carroll Baker papers, 1948-1971. (University of Wyoming, American Heri...

Merrill, Gary (person)

Flynn, Eamon (person)

Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000 (person)

Epithet: theatrical agent British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x000308 Producer Alexander Henry Cohen was born on July 24, 1920 in New York City. He was the elder son of Alexander H. Cohen senior, a successful businessman, and Laura Tarantous Cohen. After his father's death, when Cohen was four, his mother married a banker and the family moved to Park Avenue. His younger brother Gerry committed ...

Deering, Olive, 1918-1986 (person)

White Barn Theatre (corporateBody)

O'Hara, Colleen (person)

Family (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Fine, Sylvia (person)

Sylvia Fine Kaye (1913-1987), the Brooklyn-born composer and lyricist, the daughter of a dentist, attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn. Her love of music developed at an early age: by the age of eleven, she was writing parodies of both pop songs and Gilbert and Sullivan for family parties. At Brooklyn College (class of '33), she majored in music. Ms. Fine sold her first song for $25.00 to a nightclub singer. She also wrote poems for the Brooklyn newspaper Spotlight bettween 1930 and 19...

Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986 (person)

Harold Arlen, composer was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905. He composed the music for such well-known songs as: "Over the Rainbow", "Stormy Weather", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues in the Night". Among his collaborators were: E. Y. Harburg, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Fields and Leo Robbin. From the guide to the Harold Arlen papers, 1947-1967, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Harold Arlen, composer. From the description o...

Laurie, Piper, 1932-.... (person)

Furman, James, 1937- (person)

Rice, Vernon, d. 1954 (person)

Trinidad Dance Troupe (corporateBody)

Wallowitch, John (person)

John Wallowitch (1930- ) is a composer, singer and pianist born in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Temple University in Pennsylvania and received a bachelor's degree in music from the Juilliard School. During this time, he studied piano with Beveridge Webster, Abby Whiteside and Joseph Prostakoff. Wallowitch made his concert piano debut at the Carnagie Recital Hall in 1962. Soon after, he performed in a European concert tour set forth by the U.S. State Department. After hi...

Sullavan, Margaret, 1909-1960 (person)

Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x0002e0 ...

Lyon, Marisa (person)

Spivak, Alice (person)

Kremer, Daniel Allen (person)

Kaye, Milton (person)

Village Voice (corporateBody)

Hassan, Rita (person)

Wood, Kelly (person)

Sandifur, Virginia (person)

Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 (person)

American poet from New England. Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize. From the description of Letters, 1931-1943. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464432 American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. From the description of Letter to Mr. Beggen [?], 1928. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 86129842 Robert Frost was an American poet. From the description of Papers concerning the Kenned...

Kerker, Michael A (person)

Mayer, Michael (person)

Breen, Robert S. (person)

In the early 1930s, a small group of arts patrons from Philadelphia and New York began to act upon their conviction that Americans should have a national theater organization that would serve the American public better than Broadway, with its high ticket prices and limited touring policy. Under the leadership of Leopold Stokowski, and with the help of several influential supporters, they persuaded Congress to enact a federal charter for a national theater - a rare and significant authorization b...

Foote, Horton (person)

Horton Foote, playwright. From the description of The day Emily married : typescript, 2004. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79467997 ...

Hart, Roxanne, 1952- (person)

Blumenthal, Francesca (person)

Champion, Marge (person)

Biographical Note 1919, Sept. 2 Born Marjorie Belcher, Los Angeles, California 1934 Modeled for Walt Disney's animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1936 Stage debut at the Hollywood Bowl performing with Los Angeles Civic Opera ...

Lane, Kevin (person)

Jamrog, Joseph (person)

Stevenson, Isabelle, 1915-2003 (person)

Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973 (person)

Epithet: actor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x000126 ...

Kelly, Daniel John (person)

Schumach, Paul (person)

Conde, Dominick (person)

Bishop, Adelaide (person)

Shubert Organization (corporateBody)

Carradine, John, 1906- (person)

Carter, Steve, 1929- (person)

Little, Stuart W. (person)

Price, Vincent, 1911-1993 (person)

Price, Vincent, 1911-1993, Actor, art collector, patron of Los Angeles, Calif.; d. October 25, 1993. From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 Aug. 6-14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646400285 Actor, art collector, patron; Los Angeles, Calif.; d. October 25, 1993. From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 August 6-14 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77866325 Vincent Price was ...

Gill, Brendan, 1914-1997 (person)

Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of Brendan Gill : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309742429 Brendan Gill (1914-1997), author and columnist. William Shawn (1907-1992), editor. From the description of Brendan Gill letters to William Shawn, 1960-1986. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193978 ...

Bloch, John (person)

Stevens, Roger L. (person)

Kahanamoku, Duke, 1890-1968 (person)

Barbosa, James (person)

Rule, Janice 1931-2003 (person)

Sullivan, Kitty (person)

Long, William Ivey (person)

Keyes, Gordon (person)

Kroll, Lucy (person)

Literary and talent agent. From the description of Lucy Kroll papers, 1908-1998 (bulk 1950-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982679 Lucy Kroll was the owner of the Lucy Kroll Agency which was a theatrical management organization for stage and motion picture stars during the latter part of the 20th century. Lillian Gish was one of the many clients of the agency, as well as a friend of Lucy Kroll and her family. From the guide to the Correspondence from Lilli...

Newman, Paul, 1925-2008 (person)

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Newman's other roles include the title characters in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966) C...

Oberlander, Marjorie (person)

Lewis, Brenda, 1921- (person)

Cracked Tokens (corporateBody)

Kossoff, David, 1919- (person)

Genke, John (person)

Rounds, David (person)

Coopersmith, Jerome (person)

Wilk, Max (person)

Max Wilk is an American playwright, author, and screenwriter. His plays include Cloud Seven (1958) and A Musical Jubilee (1975). His short story "It Happened to Jane" was made into a movie with Doris Day and Jack Lemmon in 1959, and his book Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River was made into a movie with Jerry Lewis in 1968, for which he wrote the screenplay. Wilk is also the author of Every Day's a Matinee: Memoirs Scribbled on a Dressing Room Door (1975), The Golden Age of Tele...

Fletcher, Bramwell (person)

Loudon, Dorothy (person)

Dorothy Loudon (1925-2003) was a singer, comedienne and Tony Award-winning actress, who appeared in supper clubs, television shows, films, summer stock and on Broadway. She was born on September 25, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up and attended high school in Claremont, New Hampshire. Her mother was a pianist, and her grandmother taught speech and drama at a private school in New England. After attending Syracuse University, Loudon worked in summer stock and on ...

Nesbitt, Cathleen, 1888- (person)

Henderson, Jo (person)

White, George C. (George Cooke), 1935- (person)

Epithet: Vicar of Newland Worcestershi British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x000086 ...

Martin, Ian, 1912-1981 (person)

Deluise, Dom (person)

Cirone, Bettina, photographer (person)

Senior Action in a Gay Environment (corporateBody)

SAGE is a coalition of professionals in social service and gerontology and concerned members of the gay and lesbian community who came together in 1977 to meet the needs of the elderly lesbians or gay men not provided for by traditional social and voluntary agencies through mobilizing the available resources of gay men and lesbians. Doug Kimmel was a co-founder and served as secretary (1979-80) and co-chair of the Board (1980-81). From the guide to the Senior Action in a Gay Environm...

Samelson, Peter (person)

University of Michigan. Professional Theatre Program (corporateBody)

Established in 1961, the Professional Theatre Program was designed to bring outstanding professional theater to the university community. Its first director, Robert Schnitzer, who served from 1962 to 1973, was also a member of the faculty, and the program was integrated with the theater curriculum through a graduate student program. From the guide to the Professional Theatre Program (University of Michigan) records, 1962-1985, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan) ...

Bucklee, Roy (person)

Kollek, Teddy, 1911-2007 (person)

Gershowitz, Maressa Blau, photographer (person)

Grossman, Henry (person)

Soboil, Maggie (person)

Abravanel, Maurice, 1903- (person)

Lerner, Eugene, 1901- (person)

Lys, William de (person)

Wilcox, Joan (person)

Leachman, Cloris (person)

Valente, Alfredo, photographer (person)

Kane, Michael (person)

Wortman, Bryna (person)

Sherman, Al, 1897- (person)

McGraw, Bill (person)

Jens, Salome (person)

American actors. From the description of Oral history interviews with Salome Jens and Donald Moffat, 1977 December. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367390627 ...

Bosco, Philip (person)

Benbassat, Jacques (person)

Albee, Edward, 1928-.... (person)

Playwright. Alan Schneider b. 1917, d. 1984. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Albee and Alan Schneider : oral history, [1960-1961?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147359 American author, director and producer, Edward Albee has won numerous awards for his plays. From the description of Edward Albee scripts, 1949-1966. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652505 Edward Albee, playwright. ...

Erdman, Jean (person)

Jean Erdman was born in 1916. A native of Honolulu, she began her formal dance instruction at Sarah Lawrence College. Her career as professional dancer began in 1938 as a member of Martha Graham Dance Company, and in the same year she married Joseph Campbell, a professor at Sarah Lawrence College and noted mythologist. In 1943 Erdman began her solo career. Soon afterwards she founded her own company, and in 1948 she founded the Jean Erdman School of Dance. The period from the 1940s to 1960s was ...

Bone, Harold M (person)

Lisa, Luba, d. 1972 (person)

Michaels, Jacqueline (person)

Marsden, Les (person)

Olivier, Laurence, 1907- (person)

Hayden, Terese, 1921- (person)

Carey, Michelle, 1943- (person)

Harris, Rosemary, 1930- (person)

Zimbalist, Efrem, 1923- (person)

Little, Cleavon (person)

Blackey, Don (person)

Cole, Tom, 1933-2009 (person)

Javits, Joan (person)

Irving, George S. (person)

Segal, Martin Eli, 1916-2012 (person)

Mercer, Marian, 1935- (person)

Cicciarelli, Edward (person)

Kerry, Alexander (person)

Lawrence, Paula (person)

Widdoes, Kathleen, 1939-.... (person)

Martin, Mary, 1913- (person)

Rees, Roger (person)

McKenna, Siobhan, 1923- (person)

Morehouse, Ward (person)

Whiting, John, 1917-1963 (person)

Epithet: playwright British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x0002e2 ...

Rosten, Norman, 1914-1995 (person)

Norman Rosten (1914-1995), poet, playwright and novellist, was born in New York City. He published many works including books on poetry, fiction and non-fiction novels, screenplays, newspapers and magazine articles, and early in his career, even wrote radio shows. Although Norman Rosten was born in New York City, his family moved upstate soon afterwards and he grew up on a farm in Hurleyville, New York. As a teenager, Rosten attended the Agricultural College of Cornell University in Ithaca with ...

Richmond, Val (person)

Beals, Margaret (person)

Blakemore Studio (corporateBody)

Anderson, Robert, 1917-2009 (person)

Robert Woodruff Anderson was born in New York City on April 28, 1917, the son of Myra and James Anderson. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy (1931-35), and at Harvard University, where he received both his A.B. (magna cum laude) in 1939 and his M.A. in 1940. He became a prolific playwright, remembered chiefly for All Summer Long and Tea and Sympathy. From the description of Letters to his parents, 1931-1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79392211 Robert W...

Lawrence, Jack, 1912-2009 (person)

New World Theatre (corporateBody)

Gorney, Jay, 1896- (person)

Janis, Byron (person)

Panich, David (person)

Moller, Pamela (person)

Morley, Sheridan, 1941-2007 (person)

Bay, Howard (person)

Howard Bay (1912-1986), whose career spanned more than fifty years, was considered by some to be the "dean of American stage designers." Bay's set and lighting arrangements were used in some 170 Broadway shows. He received two Tony Awards as a scenic designer; the first for his work on Lillian Hellman's play, Toys in the Attic (1960), and the second, for Man of La Mancha (1966), the musical written by Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion, and Dale Wasserman. Other notable work for mu...

Hart, Richard, 1908- (person)

Jowitt, Deborah. (person)

Plath, Sylvia, 1932-1963 (person)

Plath (1932-1963) was educated at Smith College (A.B., 1955) and Newnham College, Cambridge University (A.B., 1957). She married Ted Hughes in 1956 and taught English at Smith College, 1957-1958. Plath and Hughes returned to England in Dec. 1959 and separated in 1962. In her lifetime she published two books: The Colossus and other poems (1960) and The bell jar (1963). On Feb. 11, 1963 she committed suicide in London. Her Ariel poems were edited by Hughes and published in 1965. From t...

Papp, Joseph (person)

Evering, Jim (person)

Dublin Players (Ireland) (corporateBody)

Circle in the Square (Organization : New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Circle in the Square Theatre was founded in 1951 in New York City by Paul Libin, Theodore Mann, and Jose Quintero. From the description of Circle in the Square photographs, 1952. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 252839564 Administrative History The Circle in the Square Theatre was founded in 1951 in New York City by Paul Libin, Theodore Mann, and Jose Quintero. It opened on February 2, 1951 with ...

Seymour, John D. (John Davenport), 1897-1986 (person)

Sheedy, Ally (person)

Ross, Bertram, 1920- (person)

Bertram Ross was the principal male dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1957-1973. His later career was as a choreographer, teacher and singer. Bertram Ross Prensky was born on November 13, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He was an accomplished pianist and painter, when he was drafted into the Army. After military service, he moved from the role of budding visual artist to dancer and enrolled at the Graham school. In 1949 he joined the company, and in 1953 first p...

Martin, Ross, 1920- (person)

Koslow, Esther (person)

Irving, Jules, 1925- (person)

Mason, Timothy W., 1940- (person)

Timothy Mason wrote the book and lyrics for the original Broadway production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which was first performed at the Minneapolis's Children's Theatre Company in 1994. He has written a number of plays that have been produced throughout that United States and London. Mason has won a number of awards for his work, including the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Award. The Last Synapsid, a time-...

Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-1991 (person)

British-born actress, director, and producer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westport, Conn., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1967 Feb. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864535 Eva Le Gallienne (1899-1991) was an actress, producer, director, translator, teacher and writer. From the description of Eva Le Gallienne, prop letters from Camille, n.d. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517244 From the guide to the Eva Le Gallienne, ...

Bucci, Mark, 1924- (person)

Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889-1973 (person)

Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x000343 American poet, short-story writer, novelist, and critic . From the description of Letter, 1969 January 26 (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 148050827 Conrad Aiken was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. From the description of Conrad Aiken collection of papers, 1913-1963. (...

Ruby-Frye, Thelma (person)

Epithet: actress British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x000113 ...

Lacombe, Brigitte (person)

Gleason, Joanna (person)

Maher-Stackpole (corporateBody)

Davison, Lesley (person)

Roat, Richard (person)

Gonyea, Dale (person)

Hartzel Studio (corporateBody)

Morath, Inge, 1923-2002 (person)

Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. After studying languages in Berlin, she became a translator, then a journalist and the Austrian editor for Heute, an Information Service Branch publication based in Munich. All her life, Morath would remain a prolific diarist and letter-writer. A friend of photographer Ernst Haas, she wrote articles to accompany his photographs and was invited by Robert Capa and Haas to Paris to join the newly founded Magnum agency as an editor and researcher. She ...

Court, Paula (person)

Dotrice, Roy, 1925- (person)

Griffis, William (person)

Ives, David (person)

Nichols, Barbara, 1929-1976 (person)

Groag, Edward, 1909-1973 (person)

Dexter, Baby Jane (person)

Murray, Peg (person)

Gahr, David, photographer (person)

Koll, Frances (person)

Penn, Joan (person)

Swire, Willard (person)

Stenborg, Helen (person)

Moss, Robert (person)

Epithet: DD, Dean of Ely British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000841.0x000166 Epithet: son of T Moss of Liverpool; barrister British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000841.0x000167 Epithet: DD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000841.0x000165 ...

White Barn Theatre Museum (Westport, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Martin, Millicent (person)

Sheffer, Isaiah (person)

Langner, Philip (person)

Lockwood, Vera Visconti (person)

Chaney, Frances (person)

Landesman, Rocco, 1947- (person)

Brown, Barbara, 1942- (person)

Young Ireland Theatre Company (corporateBody)

Square One Theatre Company (Stratford, Conn.) (corporateBody)

DeCerbo, Frank (person)

Short, John. (person)

Arthur, Beatrice, 1922-2009 (person)

Beatrice Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress and comedian. Arthur began her career on stage in 1947 and made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera in 1954. She won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Vera Charles in Mame. She went on to play Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family (1971–72) and Maude (1972–78), and Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–92), winning Emmy Awa...

Schweitzer, Louis, 1899-1971 (person)

Heming, Violet, 1895? - (person)

Penn, Matthew (person)

Hamilton, Dan, 1956- (person)

Bivens, Burke, 1903-1967 (person)

Dodson, Jack (person)

Gardner, Dorothy (person)

Heckart, Eileen, 1919- (person)

Higgins, Doug (person)

Blaxill, Peter (person)

Plowden, Roger, 1902-1960 (person)

Broderick, Matthew, 1962-.... (person)

Tucker, Sophie, 1884-1966 (person)

Entertainer, of New York, N.Y., and Hollywood, Calif. From the description of Papers, 1911-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70941582 Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) was a Russian-born popular American entertainer. She gained fame as a performer in vaudeville and burlesque in the World War I era, and continued her career for many years in nightclubs, films, radio and television. From the guide to the Sophie Tucker autobiographical writings, (The New York Public Libr...

Raines, Ron (person)

Seamon, Edward (person)

Yurka, Blanche (person)

No biographical information available at this time. From the guide to the Blanche Yurka Papers, 1959, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) ...

Gerstad, John, 1924- (person)

Brown, William F. (William Ferdinand), 1928- (person)

Parker, Mary-Louise (person)

Davis, Jud (person)

Gabor, Eva, 1921- (person)

Scott, Martha, 1914-2003 (person)

Stratton, Albert (person)

Dickinson, Angie (person)

Tamarin, Alfred H. (person)

Parks, Hildy, 1926- (person)

Edmondson, William (person)

Weicker, Lowell, 1931- (person)

Boettcher, Henry F., 1903- (person)

Winkelman, Molly (person)

HB Studio (corporateBody)

HB Studio HB Studio was founded in New York City in 1945 by Viennese actor and director Herbert Berghof as a workplace for the teaching of acting that encouraged experimentation based on classic traditions of theater. Berghof sought to create an institution that allowed for the continuity of education with the opportunities for performance that could include both established actors and beginning students. Berghof began teaching classes in the evenings in a re...

Lapine, James. (person)

James Lapine, playwright. From the description of Luck, pluck & virtue: typescript, 1993. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517955 James Lapine is an American playwright and director. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio, and studied at the California Institute of the Arts and the Yale School of Drama. He collaborated, as writer and director, on several musicals with Stephen Sondheim, including Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Into the Woods (1987), and P...

Pressman, Kenneth, 1940- (person)

Wisconsin Performing Artists Hall of Fame (corporateBody)

Colin, Rosica (person)

Francis, Arlene (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Arlene Francis : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565459 ...

Fraina, Robert (person)

Kron, Ron (person)

St. James' Episcopal Church (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Dolin, Penny Ann (person)

Lehmann, Michael (person)

Selwart, Tonio, 1896- (person)

Lodge, Lily (person)

Benchley, Nathaniel, 1915-1981 (person)

Benchley was a humorist, critic, actor, writer and director. From the description of The off-islanders : a novel, TS.(carbon) : Grant's Pass, NM, 1960 [September]. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 122623522 ...

Wax, Emanuel (person)

Schatt, Roy (person)

Manley, Frank (person)

Quinn, Carmel (person)

Parker, Sarah Jessica (person)

Einenkel, Robert (person)

Playwrights Unit (corporateBody)

Strudwick, Shepperd, 1907- (person)

Shepperd Strudwick was born September 22, 1907 in Hillsboro, North Carolina. He was educated at the University of North Carolina and was a member of the university's acting troupe "The Carolina Playmakers.'' He was married to Helen Wynn, Jane Straub, Margaret O'Neill, and Mary Jeffrey. He studied with Leo Bulgakov, Samuel Rosen, and Lee Strasberg. In his early acting career Strudwick performed at the Surry Playhouse and with the Jitney Players. His first stage appearance...

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, 1729-1781 (person)

Epithet: writer of plays British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000977.0x0002ac German man of letters. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Reichenau, to an unidentified aristocrat, 1762 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591169 ...

Kuhner, Russell (person)

Macy, William H., 1950-.... (person)

Archer, Harry, 1888-1960 (person)

Sheriff, Noam, 1935- (person)

Wiechers, Ted (person)

Ridenour, Nina (person)

White, Leonard (person)

Loos, Anita, 1893-1981 (person)

Anita Loos, screenwriter and novelist, was born on April 26, 1893, in Sisson, CA, the daughter of R. Beers and Minnie Ellen Loos. Miss Loos wrote the subtitles for D. W. Griffith's film, Intolerance, in 1916. Her best known work is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She died on August 18, 1981, at the age of 93. From the guide to the Anita Loos papers, 1917-1981, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) American author and screenwriter. From the descrip...

Bentley, Eric, 1916-.... (person)

Eric Russell Bentley (1916- ) was an American editor, translator and professor of dramatic literature at Columbia University. From the description of Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122517495 From the guide to the Eric Bentley papers, ca. 1960-1964, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Eric Bentley, theater critic and dramatist. From the description of Eric Bentley letters to Mary Douglas Di...

Stroka, Michael, 1939-1997 (person)

Creamer, Richard (person)

Law, Lindsay (person)

Cree, George (person)

Morse, Robert 1931- (person)

Moskovskii dramaticheskii teatr im. A.S. Pushkina (corporateBody)