Found 64 collections related to Actresses

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
Mathews, Carmen
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-026
1.96 linear feet (5 boxes, 2 oversized folders)
Carmen Mathews (1911-1995) was an American actress in theater, film, and television. The collection (1921-1995) documents her stage career through scripts, scores, correspondence, photographs, programs, articles, and posters.
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
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
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.
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
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
Tarlow, Florence, 1922-1992
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-030
2.2 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Florence Tarlow professional files (1949-1985) document her stage career, particularly her Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway work during the 1960s. The collection contains scripts, scores, photographs, programs, and other printed matter.
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
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.
Shaw, Marguerite, 1916-1983
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-033
2 boxes and 2 reels of microfilm
The collection is mostly scrapbooks of photographs and clippings documenting the acting careers of the two Shaws. The scrapbooks also contain correspondence, programs and ephemera. The collection also has Marguerite's annotated actor's side for... 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
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
Lothar, Minda
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-032
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
Minda Lothar, author of RAGE OF JOY: THE DIVINE SARAH BERNHARDT (1968), a novel based on the life of actress Sarah Bernhardt, also wrote a paper analyzing what she termed the Avante-garde Woman personality type, primarily drawing upon women... more
Mitchell, Maggie, 1837-1918
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4552
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection consists predominantly of letters written between 1854 and 1890 to American actress Maggie Mitchell and her husband and manager, Henry T. Paddock from family, friends, and fans. Letters discuss a voyage to Hong Kong and Japan; personal... more
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
Worth, Irene
Billy Rose Theatre Division | NCOF+ 99-3447
1 portfolio
American actress. Notes, draft and typescript with handwritten revisions by Irene Worth are for her talk on the English actress Ellen Terry given at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in December... 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
Roberts, Joan, 1917-2012
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-012
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Actress and singer, Joan Roberts, the original Laurey in OKLAHOMA (1943) was born in New York City and began her career on the stage as a child. She appeared in over 25 musicals on Broadway and on tour (1941-1950), was seen on television in the... more
Hill, Holly
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1988-008
The Holly Hill-St. Joan reseach files consist of correspondence, articles, resumes and programs from the research done on her book, Playing Joan: Actresses on the Challenge of Shaw's St. Joan. Correspondence is from notable American and British... more
Johann, Zita, 1904-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-008
2.31 linear feet (6 boxes)
Zita Johann was a stage and film actress best known for her role in the 1932 film The Mummy with Boris Karloff. Johann debuted on Broadway in 1924 and made her first film appearance in 1931. After making seven films, Johann left Hollywood and... more
Gibson, Robert J
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-025
Robert J. Gibson collected this material on Lillian and Dorothy Russell. This is a small collection notable mainly for the unpublished biography of Lillian and her daughter Dorothy Russell and letters written by Lillian Russell to her daughter 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
Hayward, Brooke, 1937-....
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-021
12.7 linear feet (13 boxes)
Brooke Hayward is the oldest child born to stage and screen actress Margaret Sullavan and super-agent and producer, Leland Hayward. She is a writer, having authored the book Haywire in1977. Her early career choices were actress and model. Hayward... 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
Roche, Emeline Clark, 1902-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-016
The Emeline Roche Collection (1815-1988) consists of the Emeline Roche Papers (1815-1988) and the Jane Cowl Papers (1884-1949). The collection came in two installments: first after 1950 from Emeline Roche, the rest after her death from her... more
Lillie, Beatrice, 1894-1989
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-012
37.8 linear feet (75 boxes)
Beatrice Lillie, comedienne, actress, singer and author, was born May 29, 1894 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Beatrice Lillie papers consist of 37.8 linear feet spanning the 1910s to the 1990s. The collection consists of correspondence,... more
Morgan, Ralph, 1883-1956
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1975-002
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
The Claudia & Ralph Morgan Papers contain the certificates, contracts, correspondence, scripts, telegrams and miscellaneous material relating to the acting careers on stage, in motion pictures and with professional organizations (e.g. Screen... more
Anglin, Florence
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-004
The Florence Anglin Papers document her career on stage, television, film and radio, primarily as a character actor.