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Alexander H. Cohen

Alexander H. Cohen  

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(1920–2000), producer.The New York‐born producer began his career in 1941 with a failure, Ghost for Sale, but later the same year he produced a major success, Angel Street. Although ...
Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O'Neill  

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(1888–1953),American dramatist. His first big success was the full‐length naturalistic drama Beyond the Horizon (1920), which was followed in the same year by his expressionistic The Emperor Jones, a ...
Florence Eldridge

Florence Eldridge  

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(1901–88), actress.The Brooklyn‐born leading lady made her professional debut in the chorus of a 1918 musical but first won major attention when she portrayed the terrified heroine Annabelle West ...
Fredric March

Fredric March  

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(b. Racine, Wisc., 31 Aug. 1897; d. Los Angeles, 14 April 1975)Actor. The sternly handsome performer made his acting debut in 1920 and had an undistinguished career before becoming ...
Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald  

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(b. Dublin, 24 Nov. 1914)Actress whose earliest engagement was at the Dublin Gate Theatre in Blood and Sand (1933). Leading roles in O'Neill, Wilder and Williams demonstrated her brilliant ...
Gloria Foster

Gloria Foster  

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(b. Chicago, 15 Nov. 1936)Actress. Since her Off-Broadway debut in In White America (1963), Foster has broken many casting barriers, appearing in roles originally written for white actors, in ...
Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon  

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(1925–2001), actor.The much‐lauded film star, equally adept in both comedies and dramas, worked in the New York theatre as a struggling actor then returned years later as a star. ...
James O'Neill

James O'Neill  

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(1845–1920)Irish-American actor. Born in County Kilkenny during the famine, at age 6 his family emigrated to Buffalo, New York, where his father deserted them. At 20 James started acting ...
Jason Robards

Jason Robards  

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(b. Chicago, 26 July 1922; d. Bridgeport, Conn., 26 Dec. 2000)Actor and greatest interpreter of O'Neill. Robards' voice and bearing are distinctive and commanding. The son of an actor ...
José Quintero

José Quintero  

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(1924–99), director.Born in Panama, he studied at the University of Southern California and directed summer stock before gaining attention with his sensitive stagings at the Circle in the Square ...
Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway  

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(b. 1942), actor.Conway is a versatile leading man who possesses a seething, belligerent quality that gives his characterizations an edgy persona. A native New Yorker, he trained with Uta ...
Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey  

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[né(b. 1959). Actor and manager.The smiling, affable performer, who often surprises with his riveting, intense performances, was born in South Orange, New Jersey, and was educated at Los ...
A Moon for the Misbegotten

A Moon for the Misbegotten  

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A: Eugene O'Neill W: 1943 Pf: 1947, Columbus, Ohio Pb: 1952 G: Drama in 4 acts S: Dilapidated farmhouse in Connecticut, September 1923 C: 4m, 1fJosie and her father Phil Hogan are tenants of a farm ...
Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher  

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(b. 1955), actor and singer.The dark, handsome leading man has mostly played sleazy phonies on screen but likable guys on stage. He was born in Armonk, New York, and ...
Robert Falls

Robert Falls  

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(b. 1954), director and manager.One of the most respected artists on the Chicago theatre scene, Falls was born in Springfield, Illinois, and educated at the University of Illinois at ...
Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard  

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(b. 1969), actor.The handsome leading man, who has quickly become one of Broadway's most accomplished actors, is equally adept at the classics as with new works. He was born ...
Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach  

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(b. Savannah, Ga., 2 June 1941)Stage, film and television actor. He claimed attention Off-Broadway for Macbird (1967), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1971) and Hamlet (1964), which he played ...
Tharon Musser

Tharon Musser  

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(b. 1925), lighting designer.One of the American theatre's most prolific and skillful lighting designers, Musser has lit dozens of plays and musicals in New York and regionally. She began ...
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Semiotics has provided theater specialists with methods of analysis to explore the ways in which meanings are created and communicated in the theater, a terminology for talking about the processes ...
Theodore Mann

Theodore Mann  

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[né(b. 1924), director and manager.Born in Brooklyn, he studied law and was a practicing lawyer prior to co‐founding the Circle in the Square in 1950 and its school ...

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