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Arvin Brown

Arvin Brown  

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(b. 1940), director and manager.He was born in Los Angeles and studied at Stanford, Harvard, the University of Bristol (England), and at the Yale School of Drama. Brown has ...
Design for Living

Design for Living  

A: Noël Coward Pf: 1933, Cleveland, Ohio Pb: 1933 G: Com. in 3 acts S: Paris, London, and New York, 1930s C: 6m, 4fGilda is an interior decorator who has two lovers, the painter Otto Sylvus and the ...
Donald Cook

Donald Cook  

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(1901–61), comic actor.The slightly foppish, nasal‐voiced high comedian was born in Portland, Oregon, and played in vaudeville before turning to the legitimate stage. Among his memorable roles were ...
Gertrude Lawrence

Gertrude Lawrence  

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1898–1952)British actress, best known for her performances in Noël Coward's plays.Gertrude Lawrence was born in London into a theatrical family: her mother was a small-part actress and her Danish ...
John Cullum

John Cullum  

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(b. 1930), actor and singer.The Knoxville native studied at the University of Tennessee before understudying Richard Burton in Camelot and playing Laertes to Burton's Hamlet (1964). The full‐voiced, ...
Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier  

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(1907–89), actor, director, and manager.The most acclaimed English thespian of his generation, he made early New York appearances in Murder on the Second Floor (1929), Private Lives (1931), The ...
Mainbocher

Mainbocher  

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[né(1890–1976), costume designer.Celebrated Chicago‐born designer of high fashion, he studied not only art, but also voice and piano in leading world cultural centers before embarking on his ...
Noël Coward

Noël Coward  

(b Teddington, 1899; d Blue Harbour, Jamaica, 1973).Eng. actor, playwright, and composer. No formal mus. training. Author and composer of several successful mus. shows and plays with mus., e.g. This ...
Philadelphia Story

Philadelphia Story  

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A: Philip Barry Pf: 1939, New York Pb: 1939 G: Com. in 3 acts S: Mansion outside Philadelphia, June 1939 C: 8m, 7fTracy Lord, a wealthy and beautiful divorcee, is about to remarry. Her fiancé George ...
Richard Burton

Richard Burton  

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1925–1984)British actor, who died an alcoholic in Switzerland, after a highly publicized and successful career on stage and screen.Born in Pontrhydfen, South Wales, Burton, a miner's son, adopted the ...
Stephen Porter

Stephen Porter  

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(b. 1925), director.Born in Ogdensburg, New York, Porter was educated at Yale and then taught at McGill University in Montreal, staying in Canada and directing at various theatres before ...
Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead  

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(1903–1968)US actress, whose popularity was due as much to her beauty, wit, and distinctly husky voice as to her acting ability.Daughter of a US congressman, Bankhead was born in Huntsville, Alabama. ...
Tammy Grimes

Tammy Grimes  

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(1934– ).Stage, film, and television performer. A small, fiery actress with a buzz-saw voice, she has excelled in classics, modern dramas, and comedies and in musicals. Grimes was born in ...
Zev Bufman

Zev Bufman  

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(b. 1930), producer.A native Israeli, he performed in his homeland and in America before turning producer. Much of his early producing was in California, but he later moved his ...

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