- Claire, Ludie, 1922-
- Call number
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Ludie Claire Collection, 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.
The Ludie Claire collection consists of scripts written by Ludie Claire as well as a prompt book of LIFE WITH FATHER by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. Clippings and photographs in the collection relate primarily to her work in the production LIFE WITH FATHER.
Ludie Claire, actress and writer, was born Edilou Bailhe, on April 15, 1922 to Georges Laurent and Edith (Nickell) Bailhe in Fort Wayne, IN. She studied with Lee Strasberg in New York City, 1938-40 and married John Claire, director, on May 22, l940.
Ludie Claire has appeared on stage, film and television since 1947. Her Broadway credits include: THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, MEDEA, TOWER BEYOND TRAGEDY, DUEL OF ANGELS, THE COUNTRY WIFE, LEGEND OF LOVERS and SILK STOCKINGS. In the stock circuit she played the role of "Vinnie" opposite her second husband, Laurence Hugo in LIFE WITH FATHER. Her television credits include THE EDGE OF NIGHT. Her writing career earned her the Sylvania and Christopher awards for the television adaptation of Thornton Wilder's THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY for the Dupont Show of the Month on NBC in l958. She died July 3, 1990.
Source of acquisitionSent through inter-library mail, Unknown, 08/23/89
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