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Laurette Taylor

(1884—1946)

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Alias Jimmy Valentine

Alias Jimmy Valentine  

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(1910),a play by Paul Armstrong. [Wallack's Theatre, 155 perf.] Lee Randall (H. B. Warner) is a trusted bank employee who is engaged to Rose Lane (Laurette Taylor). What neither ...
Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise  

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(1912),a play by Richard Walton Tully. [Daly's Theatre, 112 perf.] On a languid Hawaiian island, a promising young American scientist, Paul Wilson (Lewis S. Stone), falls in love with ...
Charles A. Taylor

Charles A. Taylor  

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(1864?–1942), producer and playwright.Born in South Hadley, Massachusetts, he is said to have run away from home after reading about the life of P. T. Barnum. Taylor tried a ...
Cort Theatre

Cort Theatre  

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(New York).One of Broadway's smaller and most engaging theatres, the Cort on West 48th Street was designed by Edward B. Corey to hold a thousand spectators comfortably in an ...
Eliard Swanston

Eliard Swanston  

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(?–1651),prominent member of the King's Men from 1624 to the closing of the theatres in 1642. He appears to have been on the stage for at least two years ...
Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie  

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A: Tennessee Williams Pf: 1944, Chicago Pb: 1945; rev. 1970 G: Drama in 2 acts S: Tenement apartment, St Louis, 1944 and 1930s C: 2m, 2fThe action is presented as a reminiscence of his home life some ...
J. Hartley Manners

J. Hartley Manners  

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(b. London, 10 Aug. 1870; d. New York, 19 Dec. 1928)Playwright. He began his career as an actor and came to America in 1902 in one of his own ...
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 ...
Peg O' My Heart

Peg O' My Heart  

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(1912),a comedy by J. Hartley Manners. [Cort Theatre, 603 perf.] No sooner do the Chichesters learn they are bankrupt than a small silver lining appears: The late brother of ...
Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre  

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New York, on West 48th Street, between Broadway and the Avenue of the Americas. Built by William A. Brady, this opened in 1911, and had its first success with Broadhurst's ...
Shelley Hull

Shelley Hull  

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(1883–1919), actor.Born in Louisville, Kentucky, where his father was drama critic of the Courier‐Journal, he first came to New York's attention playing the small part of Captain de Crespigny ...
Taylor, Laurette

Taylor, Laurette (1884–1946)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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139 words

(1884–1946),

American actress. She had already had a long career, being on the stage from childhood as ‘La

Taylor, Laurette

Taylor, Laurette (1884–1946)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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263 words

One of the greatest, yet, in a way, most tragic of all American performers, she was born in New York

Taylor, Laurette

Taylor, Laurette (1884–1946)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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134 words

(1884–1946)

Distinctive American actress who began acting in 1903. The critic John Corbin wrote that Taylor had

Taylor, Laurette

Taylor, Laurette (1 April 1884)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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114 words

(b. New York, 1 April 1884; d. New York, 7 Dec. 1946)

Actress who began in

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams  

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1911–1983)US playwright. He made a lasting contribution to the theatre, not least in introducing a highly effective kind of theatrical poetry in his fine control of language and sense of ...

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