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Deems Taylor

Deems Taylor  

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(b NY, 1885; d NY, 1966).Amer. composer, critic, and author. Mus. critic, New York World 1921–5. Orch. works well received; commissioned by NY Met to write opera The King's Henchman (1926–7), this ...
Dudley Digges

Dudley Digges  

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(1879–1947),Irish-American actor, trained for the stage by Frank J. Fay, who appeared in some early plays by Yeats, being particularly good as the Wise Man in The Hour-Glass (1903). ...
Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson  

1893–1972)Romanian-born US film star, renowned throughout the world for his gangster roles and his collection of paintings.Born in Bucharest, Robinson emigrated with his family in 1903 to the USA, ...
Elmer Rice

Elmer Rice  

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(1892–1967),American dramatist. His first major play was the expressionist drama The Adding Machine (1923). His plays of the 1930s (We, the People, 1933; Judgment Day, 1934; Between Two Worlds, 1934) ...
Helen Westley

Helen Westley  

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(1875–1942).Stage and film performer. A very busy character actress with a severe pinched face that made her ideal for spinsters and villainesses, she had an active theatre career followed ...
Lee Simonson

Lee Simonson  

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(b. New York, 26 June 1888; d. Yonkers, NY, 23 Jan. 1967)Scene designer, art critic and author. A visual artist, influenced by the work of Maxfield Parrish, Simonson studied ...
Margaret Wycherly

Margaret Wycherly  

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(1881–1956), actress.The slim, sad‐eyed performer was born in London but raised in Boston. After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she made her debut in 1898 opposite ...
Theatre Guild

Theatre Guild  

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American art theatre that emerged from the Washington Square Players in 1918, reconstituted as fully professional through the efforts of Lawrence Langner (who maintained his job as a patent ...

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