- MacMahon, Aline, 1899-1991
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1990-011
- Physical description
- .5 linear feet (1 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- Aline MacMahon papers, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Aline MacMahon was born May 3, 1899 in McKeesport, Pa. After studying and performing with the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre, she made her Broadway debut in THE MIRAGE (1921). She appeared in over 50 plays, among them THE EVE OF SAINT MARK (1942); ROMEO AND JULIET (1959); CORIOLANUS (1965); THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (1961); and TRELAWNY OF THE 'WELLS' (1975). Miss MacMahon also had a distinguished film career. Her 43 films include notable productions such as FIVE STAR FINAL (1931); ONCE IN A LIFETIME (1932); KIND LADY (1935); AH, WILDERNESS (1935); DRAGON SEED (1944) for which she won an Oscar nomination; THE SEARCH (1948) and ALL THE WAY HOME (1963). She appeared, as well, on radio and television. She died in October 1991. The Aline MacMahon Papers consist of correspondence, programs and photographs which document her career and personal life. The correspondence includes early dealings with the Shuberts and fan mail. Photographs include both personal and professional images. There are also transcripts of oral history interviews highlighting her life and career.
Source of acquisitionGift, Aline MacMahon, 10/11/90
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498