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Katharine Cornell

(b. Berlin, 16 Feb. 1893; d. Vineyard Haven, Mass., 12 June 1974) Actress and producer. Of an unconventional beauty with a rich, vibrant voice, Cornell toured extensively and ...

Cornell, Katharine

Cornell, Katharine (16 Feb. 1893)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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..., Katharine (b. Berlin , 16 Feb. 1893 ; d. Vineyard Haven, Mass. , 12 June 1974 ) Actress and producer . Of an unconventional beauty with a rich, vibrant voice, Cornell toured extensively and created an extraordinarily devoted audience. She made her stage debut with the Washington Square Players in 1916 , achieved stardom with A Bill of Divorcement ( 1921 ), gained serious critical recognition as Shaw 's Candida ( 1924 ) and became a Broadway sensation with The Green Hat ( 1925 ) and The Letter ( 1927 ). Later roles included Elizabeth...

Cornell, Katharine

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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... Dear Liar ( 1960 ). Although Cornell seemed tall and regal on stage, she was not quite five feet seven inches, with dark hair, a dark complexion and broad features that were called Oriental and even negroid. With Lynn Fontanne and Helen Hayes , she was one of the great actresses of her era, and even though she hated performing, she was far more willing than either of her rivals to extend her range and attempt classics from the entire history of the theatre. Biography: Leading Lady: The World and Theatre of Katharine Cornell , Tad Mosel with Gertrude...

Cornell, Katharine

Cornell, Katharine (1893–1974)   Reference library

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

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..., Katharine ( 1893–1974 ), outstanding American actress, daughter of a theatre manager in Buffalo, who made her first appearance with the Washington Square Players in 1916 . In 1919 in London she made a great success as Jo in a dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott's Little Women , and in New York she first came into prominence in Clemence Dane 's A Bill of Divorcement ( 1921 ) and Will Shakespeare ( 1923 ). In 1924 she made the first of several appearances as Shaw 's Candida, and in 1931 she appeared under her own management as Elizabeth...

Cornell, Katharine

Cornell, Katharine (1898–1974)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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..., Katharine ( 1898–1974 ) American actress and producer . Known for the dignity, intelligence, and articulation that she brought to her roles, Cornell shared with Helen *Hayes the title ‘First Lady of the American Theatre’. Making her debut with the *Washington Square Players in 1916 , she played a series of roles in *stock , and emerged as a leading player with a 1919 London production of Little Women . In 1921 she married *McClintic , who directed her productions after 1925 . She starred in *Shaw 's Candida in New York in 1924 , a...

Cornell, Katharine

Cornell, Katharine (1898–1974)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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..., Katharine ( 1898–1974 ) American actress and producer. Known for the dignity, intelligence, and articulation that she brought to her roles, Cornell shared with Helen Hayes the title ‘First Lady of the American Theatre’. Making her debut with the Washington Square Players in 1916 , she played a series of roles in stock , and emerged as a leading player with a 1919 London production of Little Women . In 1921 she married Guthrie McClintic , who directed her productions after 1925 . She starred in Shaw 's Candida in New York in 1924 ,...

Katharine Cornell

Katharine Cornell  

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(b. Berlin, 16 Feb. 1893; d. Vineyard Haven, Mass., 12 June 1974)Actress and producer. Of an unconventional beauty with a rich, vibrant voice, Cornell toured extensively and created an ...
Alien Corn

Alien Corn  

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(1933),a play by Sidney Howard. [Belasco Theatre, 98 perf.] Although Elsa Brandt (Katharine Cornell) is a superb young pianist, she is forced to drudge for a living as a ...
Nice People

Nice People  

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(1921),a play by Rachel Crothers. [Klaw Theatre, 247 perf.] Teddy Gloucester (Francine Larrimore) and her friends Hallie Livingston (Tallulah Bankhead) and Eileen Baxter Jones (Katharine Cornell) are ...
Grace George

Grace George  

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(1879–1961), actress.The fair‐haired, blue‐eyed beauty was born in New York and educated at a convent, later studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before making her debut as ...
George M. Cohan Theatre

George M. Cohan Theatre  

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New York, at 1482 Broadway. This was opened in 1911 by Cohan, who staged several of his own works there. Among later successes were the Jewish comedy Potash and Perlmutter ...
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 ...
Jessie Bonstelle

Jessie Bonstelle  

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(1872–1932),American actress and theatre manager, nicknamed ‘the Maker of Stars’. She began her career in 1890 with a touring company under Augustin Daly, and a year later was managing ...
All the Way Home

All the Way Home  

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(1960),a play by Tad Mosel. [Belasco Theatre, 334 perf.; Pulitzer Prize; NYDCC Award.] Although Jay Follet (Arthur Hill) is a country boy and relatively indifferent to religion, he has ...
Road Tours

Road Tours  

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Before the 1870s when trains made travel more practical, most theatre outside of New York consisted of small stock companies who performed from a home base. The only forms of ...
Woodman Thompson

Woodman Thompson  

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(1889?–1955), designer.The Pittsburgh‐born scenic artist created the sets for some seventy shows and is best remembered for his colorful work on Winthrop Ames's revivals of Gilbert and Sullivan ...
Wingless Victory

Wingless Victory  

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(1936),a play by Maxwell Anderson. [Empire Theatre, 110 perf.] To the horror of his sanctimonious New England family, Nathaniel McQueston (Walter Abel), captain of the ship Wingless Victory, returns ...
No Time for Comedy

No Time for Comedy  

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(1939),a play by S. N. Behrman. [Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 185 perf.] With the world plunging toward war, meddling, pushy Amanda Smith (Margalo Gillmore) convinces her friend Gaylord Esterbrook ...
Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power  

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(1913–1958).Film and stage performer. A popular matinee idol in various genres of film, the handsome nonsinging actor shone in leading roles in a handful of movie musicals. Power was ...
Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Ethel Barrymore Theatre  

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(New York).The Shuberts built and named the theatre after the famous actress in order to entice her to sign with them, and it worked. She appeared in the inaugural ...
Martin Beck Theatre

Martin Beck Theatre  

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New York, in West 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. With a seating capacity of 1,280, it opened in 1924 with Madame Pompadour, and has since housed many other ...

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