Richard L. Coe Theater Programs Collection playbill advertisements and miscellany. 1940-1962.
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The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, opened to the public in September 1971. But its roots date back to 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation creating a National Cultural Center. In honor of Eisenhower's vision for such a facility, one of the Kennedy Center's theaters was named for him. The National Cultural Center Act included four basic components: it authorized the Center's construction, sp...
Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Jack Lemmon :koral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131655 ...
Emlyn Williams was an actor, director, novelist, essayist, and playwright best known for NIGHT MUST FALL and THE CORN IS GREEN. Born in 1905 in Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales, where most of his family and friends mined coal, Emlyn Williams was inspired by a sympathetic teacher to pursue a theatrical and literary career. He acted in many plays and films, and also directed the movie THE LAST DAYS OF DOLWYN (1949) which marked the film debut of his fellow Welshman Richard Burton. From the early 1950s on...
Oscar Homolka (born August 12, 1898 in Vienna, Austria, died January 27, 1978 in Sussex, England) was an Austrian-American actor. Homolka attended the Royal Dramatic Academy in Vienna and began his career on the Austrian stage. Success there led to work in the much more prestigious German theatrical community in Munich and Berlin. His first films were Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheins (The Adventures of a Ten Mark Note, 1926), Hokuspokus (Hocuspocus, 1930), and Dreyfus (The Dreyfus Case, 1930)...
Richard Rodgers (1920-1979) was an American composer well-known for his collaborations with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers began writing music at the young age of 14 and went on to compose for both theatrical productions and films including Oklahoma, The King and I, The sound of music, and South Pacific. From the guide to the Richard Rodgers sheet music, 1920-1958., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Compos...
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) was an American playwright and screenwriter. From the description of Florence Ryerson papers, 1924-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122615889 From the guide to the Florence Ryerson papers, 1924-1948, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Ann Ronell, songwriter, lyricist and musical director for films, was born Ann Rosenblatt in Omaha Nebraska on 25 December 1905, the child of a coal dealer, Mo...
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...
Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Celeste Holm : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565549 ...
Morrie Ryskind, playwright, poet, and columnist, was born on October 20, 1895 in Brooklyn. After high school he attended The Columbia University School of Journalism where he served as editor of Columbia's humor magazine The Jester . In 1917, six weeks from graduation, Ryskind was expelled for writing an editorial which called Columbia President Nicholas Murray Butler, "Czar Nicholas". Ryskind was later awarded his degree in 1942. Ryskind's professional career as a write...
American poet and critic. From the description of Letter to Walter Elder, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio [manuscript], 1946 July 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823193 English poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letters, 1950 Mar. 10 and 1958 Nov. 14, London [England], to M[ary] Elis[!]abeth Barber, London [England]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364335 Revolutionary American born ...
Parke Levy (1905- ), a radio and television writer, produced the television program "Many Happy Returns," which was broadcast during the 1960s. From the description of Papers, 1933-1965. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 30861384 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pearl Bailey (1918-1990) was an African-American actress and singer. In films she was known chiefly for two roles: Maria in "Porgy and Bess"(1959) and Frankie in "Carmen Jones,"(1954) as well as her starring role on Broadway in an all-black cast version of "Hello Dolly." During World War II, Bailey toured with the USO, performing for American troops. Beginning in 1946 she was a top attraction in nightclubs, variety houses and television programs in the United States and Britain. At age 67, in 19...
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...
Born Patricia Betsy Hrunek on November 1, 1926 in East Chicago, Indiana, Palmer studied at DePaul University in Chicago. Afterwards she studied at New York's Actors Studio and worked as a secretary. She returned to the Midwest in the early 1950s to perform in Wisconsin and Illinois. From there here career grew as she began to appear on television, becoming a staple on several shows in the 1960s. In 1955 she returned to New York to appear on Broadway in The Grand Prize, with later ro...
American actress. From the description of Ethel Barrymore autograph, 1895. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936509 ...
American stage, film, and television actor. From the description of Philip Bourneuf collection, 1920-1970. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70925639 ...