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Hutchison, Muriel, 1915-1975
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2011-299
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Muriel Hutchison (1915-1975) was an American stage actor active in the 1930s and 1940s. Her scrapbook documents her career from 1937 to 1938. The scrapbook contains clippings, letters, congratulatory telegrams, programs, contracts, excerpts of... more
Douglass, Nancy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-010
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Nancy Douglass (née Hasenwinkle) was a stage and radio actor. She began her career in the 1930s acting under the stage name Nancy Haswin, before changing her stage name to Douglass in 1938. She was married to Lawrence Hurdle and also performed for... more
Wynne, Gladys, -1964
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-188
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Gladys Wynne (or Gwladys Wynne, d. 1964) was an English-American actor who was active on Broadway from 1908 through the 1910s. The collection contains a scrapbook Wynne created and two photographic portraits of her. The scrapbook contains images... more
Martin, Vivian, 1893-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 27582 + Cage
.3 linear feet, (1 box)
Vivian Martin, actress, was born in Michigan, 22 July 1893. She made her stage debut in 1901 in CYRANO DE BERGERAC and was then seen in PETER PAN and LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. As an adult she acted in numerous Broadway shows and then turned to the... more
Ward, Fannie, d. 1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-033
1 linear foot (6 volumes)
American actress on stage and film, Fannie Ward was probably most famous for her apparently successful efforts to appear forever young. Born circa 1868, she made her stage debut in 1890, was in Hollywood films 1915-1919, and called the perennial... more
Hamilton, Margaret, 1902-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-040
.25 linear feet (1 box)
American character actress best known as the Wicked Witch of the West in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Margaret Hamilton played many roles on stage, film and television. Her first New York appearance was in 1932 in ANOTHER LANGUAGE. Collection contains... more
Saunders, Nicholas
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-035
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Nicholas Saunders and Gedda Petry papers contain contracts, programs, correspondence, scripts, and one photograph documenting the careers of performers Nicholas Saunders and his wife, Gedda Petry.
Walker, Charlotte, 1876-1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-191
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Charlotte Walker papers contain photographs, a script, two clippings and two letters documenting the career of actress Charlotte Walker.
Gee, Amanda
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2004-017
6.68 linear feet (17 boxes)
The Amanda Gee collection of Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland ephemera contains photographs, periodicals, clippings, and printed material about the two American entertainers.
Leslie, Elsie, 1881-1966
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1978-004
2.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Child actress, best known for playing the title roles in the original LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (1888-1889) and THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, Elsie Leslie returned to the stage as a young adult to star in THE RIVALS (1898) and other plays. Born Elsie... more
Kalich, Bertha, 1874-1939
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1991-005
8 linear feet (23 boxes)
This collection comprises the papers of the Polish singer and actress Bertha Kalich who immigrated to the United States in 1895. Once in the United States, she became a celebrated star of the Yiddish theater, with active roles in theater as well... more
Luce, Claire
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-015
17.01 linear feet (46 boxes)
Claire Luce (1903 -1989) was an American stage and screen actress and dancer. The Claire Luce papers hold correspondence, theater and film files, scripts, photographs, writings, art, scrapbooks and memorabilia documenting the actress's career in... more
Nolan, Doris, 1916-1998
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-069
.88 linear feet (3 boxes)
Doris Nolan (1916-1998) was a theater and film actor. She made her Broadway debut in 1935 in the play Night of January 16. She continued to be active on Broadway and in American film through the 1940s. The Doris Nolan papers (1930-1944) document... more
Morrow, Doretta
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-019
1.51 linear feet (4 boxes)
Doretta Morrow was an American actress and singer, best known for creating roles in the classic musicals The King and I and Kismet. The Doretta Morrow papers contain photographs, programs, telegrams, clippings, reviews, a diploma, and two... more
Marinoff, Fania
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-018
1.9 linear feet (1 box, 7 volumes)
The Fania Marinoff papers date from 1900 to 1959 and document the career and interests of American actress Fania Marinoff.
Johnstone, Georgia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-039
2.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
Georgia Johnstone Papers regarding Agnes Moorehead consist primarily of correspondence between actress, Moorehead and Johnstone, her personal secretary. The letters by Moorehead are rich in the details of her life and her acting career. Letters... more
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-015
7.2 linear feet (3 boxes, 32 volumes)
Cornelia Otis Skinner was a distinguished writer, monologist, and actress. Skinner began her acting career in 1921 on the stage, alongside her father, Otis Skinner. Throughout her career, Skinner toured the country performing one-woman monologues,... more
Nelson, Portia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-039
5.53 linear feet (13 boxes)
Portia Nelson (1920-2001) was an American singer, actress, songwriter and author. Her performing career was primarily in cabaret and recordings, but she also appeared in film and stage musicals. She also wrote songs, musicals, poems, and the... more
Beaufort, John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-032
10.81 linear feet (22 boxes)
John Beaufort was a theater critic for the Christian Science Monitor; he also served as a war correspondent, London bureau chief, and feature editor. His wife, Francesca Bruning, was a stage actor who was most active in the theater during the... more
Nash, Mary, 1885-1976
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1977-003
8.32 linear feet (15 boxes, 16 volumes)
Mary Nash (1884-1976) was an American stage and film actress most famous for playing Katharine Hepburn's mother in The Philadelphia Story (1940). Her sister Florence Nash (1888-1950) was an American actress, comedienne, and writer. The Mary and... more
Chandler, Joan, 1923-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-140
2.18 linear feet (6 boxes)
Joan Chandler (1923-1979, née Cheeseman) was a dancer and actor who appeared in theater, film, and television in the 1940s and 1950s. She studied dance at the Bennington School of the Arts, and was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company in... more
Gray, Nadja, 1923-1994
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-007
5.66 linear feet (9 boxes, 14 volumes)
Nadia Gray (1923-1994) was a twentieth century Romanian actress who worked in European theatre and film from the late 1940s to the late 1960s, when she moved to New York and performed as a cabaret singer. She is most remembered for performing a... more
Cooper, Marilyn
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2008-013
7.3 linear feet (19 boxes)
Marilyn Cooper (1934-2009) was a Tony Award winning American actress working primarily in theatre and television from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s. The Marilyn Cooper papers document Cooper's professional life with scripts, photographs,... more
French, Valerie, 1932-1990
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-034
2.3 linear feet (7 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Valerie French (d.1990) was a British film, television, and stage actress. The collection dates from 1916 to 1990 and documents her personal and professional life through clippings, programs, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and posters.
Hamilton, Nancy, 1908-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-009
1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Flagstad-Cornell project files date from 1936 to 1985 and document Nancy Hamilton's project to preserve a collaboration between opera singer Kirsten Flagstad and actress Katharine Cornell.
Cummings, Vicki, 1914-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-013
.94 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Vicki Cummings (1919-1969) was a stage actor who primarily performed in musicals and comedies. She appeared on Broadway in The Voice of the Turtle (1943; Cummings was a replacement in 1945), For Love... more
Snyder, Louise
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-022
2.1 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Louise Snyder papers contain correspondence, photographs, contracts, family papers, clippings, scripts, financial papers, programs, and personal ephemera documenting her life and career.
Singer, Barbara Newberry
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-138
2.8 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
The Barbara Newberry Singer papers contain scrapbooks, photographs and manuscripts documenting the career of dancer and actress Barbara Newberry.
Baker, Belle
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-062
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Belle Baker (circa 1893-1957) was an American actress and singer. Her niece, Marilyn Cooper (1934-2009), was an actress. The Belle Baker and Marilyn Cooper collection (1912-1970) contains photographs, scores, clippings, sound recordings, and other... more
Comden, Betty
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-107
8.64 linear feet (23 boxes)
Betty Comden was an American lyricist, playwright, screenwriter and actress working on stage and screen productions from the late 1930s through the 1990s. This collection is the personal and professional papers of Betty Comden. It consists mainly... more