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Blythe Danner

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. 1943), actress.

The slim, agile leading lady with a pleasingly husky voice was born in Philadelphia and educated at Bard College before making her New York debut Off Broadway...

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Elia Kazan

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1909–2003)

Turkish-born US film and stage director, who was a co-founder of the Actors' Studio and whose 1950s ‘method’ films were highly acclaimed.

Born in Istanbul,...

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Gay Literature

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Gay writing was an important element of the Harlem Renaissance. Gay and bisexual men—such as Alain Locke, Countee Cullen, Wallace Thurman, Richard Bruce Nugent, Langston Hughes, and Claude...

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Jessica Tandy

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(b. London, 7 June 1909; d. Easton, Connecticut, 11 Sept. 1994)

Actress who made her London debut in 1927 and her New York debut three years later. Before moving permanently ...

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Jo Mielziner

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(1901–76)

American scenographer. Under the spell of R. E. Jones's New Stagecraft, Mielziner made his mark with the Theatre Guild production of Molnár's The Guardsman (1924). Rising...

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Kim Hunter

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(1922–2002), actress.

The pretty yet strong‐featured leading lady was born in Detroit and trained for an acting career at the Actors Studio. Hunter made an...

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Richard Kiley

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(1922–1999).

Stage, film, and television performer. A tall, imposing leading man with a flowing baritone voice, he starred in many memorable Broadway musicals and was very...

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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...

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Uta Hagen

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(b. Göttingen, Germany, 12 June 1919)

Actress and teacher who made her debut as Nina in the Lunt–Fontanne The Seagull (1938). She played Desdemona to Paul Robeson's Othello (1943)...

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Play by Edward Albee, produced in 1962.

Martha, the middle-aged daughter of the president of a small New England college, and her husband George, an unsuccessful professor in its...

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