- Wharton, Betty
- Call number
- *T-Mss 2007-011
- Physical description
- 2.5 linear feet, (6 boxes and 1 oversized scrapbook)
- Preferred Citation
- Betty and John Wharton papers, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance. Please check the collection records in the NYPL's online catalog for detailed location information. For general guidance about requesting offsite materials, please consult: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa/requesting-archival-materials
The Betty Wharton Papers contain photographs, programs, scrapbooks and correspondence documenting the careers of Ms. Wharton and her husband. Ms. Wharton's papers include photographs, scrapbooks and programs from 1917-1947. The papers of her husband, John F. Wharton, include business correspondence and papers from 1962-1978, and a theatrical scrapbook from 1921-1922.
Betty Wharton, actress, was born in 1911 in Pasadena, California. She made her acting debut at age 7 in a Los Angeles production of PENROD. She moved to New York in 1934 and appeared on the Broadway stage in numerous productions including: THE SKY'S THE LIMIT, BROTHER RAT, THE PRIMROSE PATH, CAFE CROWN and CHARLEY'S AUNT.
John F. Wharton, Betty's husband, practiced law in New York City from the 1920s through the 1970s, with a special focus on theatrical law.
- Wharton, Betty
- Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959
- Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967
- Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955
- Wharton, John F. (John Franklin), 1894-1977
- Playwrights' Producing Company
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