Maurice Evans papers, 1934-1970.
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Born in Dublin, Ireland, on July 26, 1856, George Bernard Shaw was the only son and third and youngest child of George Carr and Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly Shaw. Though descended from landed Irish gentry, Shaw's father was unable to sustain any more than a facade of gentility. Shaw's official education consisted of being tutored by an uncle and briefly attending Protestant and Catholic day schools. At fifteen Shaw began working as a bookkeeper in a land agent's office which required him t...
Margaret Webster was born in New York City, the daughter of two famous actors, Ben Webster and Dame May Whitty. She was their second child, her older brother died in infancy. Her birth was announced on stage at the theatre her father was performing in during a Shakespeare play. The family travelled extensively during her formative years as her parents moved between the USA and UK with various touring theatre companies. At 13 she became a boarder at Queen Anne's School, Caversham, an independent ...
William Geer was a history professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Oliver Max Gardner was a lawyer of Shelby, N.C., and Washington, D.C., and state senator, 1910-1915, lieutenant governor, 1916-1920, and governor, 1929-1933, of North Carolina. Upon O. Max Gardner's death in 1947, Geer became interested in writing a biography of him. For some time, Geer held in trust the personal papers of O. Max Gardner, which were donated to the Southern Historical Collection in 1962....
Epithet: dramatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000765.0x0002bc Henrik Ibsen, playwright. W.L. Turner, translator. From the description of Rosmersholm: typescript, 1998. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430738 Playwright. From the description of A doll home : playscript, 1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454948 Norwegian poet and dramatist. ...
J. B. Priestley, playwright. From the description of An inspector calls: typescript, 1994. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608422 J.B. Priestley, playwright; David Mamet, adapter, not credited here. From the description of Dangerous corner : typescript, 1996, January 4. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626156 English author J.B. Priestley had a long and prolific career writing in numerous genres, and achieved critical a...
British actor. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1935-1965]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155508027 Maurice Evans, a Shakespearean actor and producer with a prominent Broadway career, was born in Dorchester, England on June 3, 1901. After making his American debut opposite Katharine Cornell in ROMEO AND JULIET (1935), he went on to found his own repertory company, which primarily distinguished itself in the 1940's and 1950's for its Shakespeare ...
Actress and playwright. From the description of Ruth Gordon papers, 1924-1969 (bulk 1940-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130956 Biographical Note Ruth Gordon 1896, Oct. 30 Born, Wollaston, Mass. 1915 Appeared as Nibs in Peter Pan (play) ...
Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, Mr. DaCosta began his career as an actor and director in regional theatre in 1937. He made his acting debut on Broadway in 1942 in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and his New York directing debut in 1949 with a revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. Among his many productions are PLAIN AND FANCY (1955), NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (1955), AUNTIE MAME (1956) with which he made his ...
William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...
Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, N.C., on 1 June 1926. He attended the University of North Carolina and was graduated in 1949. As an actor, he quickly gained fame through his portrayal of an illiterate hillbilly in the Broadway and film versions of No Time for Sergeants (1955). He also used this character in monologues such as What it Was Was Football and in appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show . Although he continued to appear in films ( A Face in the Crowd in 1956 and Onionhead in 1958), i...
Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Julie Harris : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597811 ...
Biographical Note 1915, Sept. 30 Born Margaret Bronson Clark, Baltimore, Md. 1935, July 5 A.B., Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 1938 M.F.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Broadway debut as costume designer fo...
English actress. From the description of Typed letter signed : Music Box Theatre, New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1959 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868012 Actress; b. Patricia Claire Bloom. From the description of Claire Bloom collection, 1954-1995 (bulk 1950s-1970s). (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70954215 ...
Costume and set designer David Ffolkes (1912-1966) was born in West Hagley, England and designed costumes and sets for numerous theatre productions and films. He served in the Royal Artillery during World War II and was a prisoner of war in Siam for over three years. Ffolkes received a 1947 Tony award for his set designs for King Henry VIII. He died of a heart attack in 1966. From the guide to the David Ffolkes designs, 1939-1950, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Divi...
English dramatist. From the description of Table by the window : autograph manuscript : [England], ca. 1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616332 From the description of The deep blue sea : autograph manuscript and typescript : [New York and Connecticut?], ca. 1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616329 Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan (1911-77) was a playwright. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further information. From the guide to the Dr...
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 ...
John Haggott was born in Denver, and was the son of the late Warren A. Haggott, who had been a United States Congressman and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado.The younger Mr. Haggott studied architecture at Harvard College, from which he was graduated in 1935. A year later he joined the Theater Guild and was associated for many years with its Westport Country Playhouse. In 1943, with Margaret Webster, he produced “Othello” in New York, with Paul Robeson and Jose Ferrer heading the cast. In 1946...
Actor, writer, director. From the description of Reminiscences of Reginald Denham : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122684222 ...
English actor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (19) : London, to "Dear Mardi" [Mrs. John C. Hughes], 1972-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589158 From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typed letter signed : London, Hampstead, and Beverly Hills, to Denys [Blakelock], 1958 Dec. 6-1964 May 30 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870868 From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, t...