Found 64 collections related to Actresses

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
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
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
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
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-026
29 linear feet (42 boxes)
The Helen Hayes papers span the years 1817–1963 and consist of correspondence, the majority from friends and colleagues; speeches and writings, including drafts and handwritten index cards of speeches; clippings from her earliest days in theater... more
Lawrence, Gertrude
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1983-007
The Gertrude Lawrence Papers contain photocopies of personal and business correspondence, as well as other material related to her career. Of note are diaries of her 1946 PYGMALION tour and her recollections of George Bernard Shaw.
Burt, Laura, -1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1952-004
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Laura Burt Papers document portions of both her personal and professional life as an actress in the U.S. and England from the late 19th century through the middle of the 20th century.
Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-003
18.63 linear feet (32 boxes)
Margaret Anglin was a Canadian-born actress, director, and producer who was considered one of the finest actresses of her day. This collection extensively covers the professional career of Anglin, who performed primarily from 1889 to 1936.... 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
Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1965-002
202 linear feet (257 boxes)
: Katharine Cornell was an American actress and producer. Guthrie McClintic was an American director and producer. They both worked the New York theater from 1915-1960. This collection includes correspondence, personal files, scripts, production... more
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2007-009
30 linear feet (65 boxes)
The Katharine Hepburn papers consist of correspondence, scripts, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, contracts, financial papers, production materials, notebooks, and clippings documenting the theatrical career of the legendary actress. A few items... more
Benney, Robert, 1904-2001
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1984-005
The Robert Benney research materials include photographs, clippings, posters, playbills, and ephemera relating to his career as a portraitist of stage and screen personalities. The bulk of the material spans 1926 to 1947, and consists of... 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
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
Hamilton, Nancy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-006
19 linear feet (26 boxes)
Nancy Hamilton was an American actress, playwright, lyricist, director and producer. She worked in the New York theater from 1932-1954. This collection includes personal files, scripts, production materials, scores, photographs and scrapbooks.
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
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.
Urban Arts Corps (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 210
1.5 linear feet
The Urban Arts Corps records consists of the production records for plays produced by UAC from 1967-1983 (bulk dates 1972-1979), and a separate body of material relating to Vinnette Carroll. The material has been divided into two series:... more
Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T- Mss 2007-001
The Uta Hagen/Herbert Berghof papers document the lives and careers of actress, master teacher, and author Uta Hagen and her husband--actor, director, and master teacher Herbert Berghof. The papers consist of correspondence, personal and family... more
Blaine, Vivian, 1921-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-053
14 linear feet (18 boxes)
Vivian Blaine was a singer in concerts and nightclubs and an actress in film, television and theater from the late 1930s through the mid 1980s. She is best remembered for having originated the role of Miss Adelaide in Guys and... 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
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
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
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
Burns, Eileen, 1914-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-020
7.97 linear feet (17 boxes)
Eileen Burns was a stage actress, a radio performer, a writer and, later on in her life, a teacher. This collection contains her papers from her long career. The papers are of both a business and of a personal nature - it includes contracts,... more
Kilgallen, Dorothy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1966-001
8 linear feet (18 boxes)
The Dorothy Kilgallen Papers and Scrapbooks consists of personal papers, photographs, and clippings documenting her versatile career as newswoman, actress, TV personality, radio hostess, wife and mother from 1930 to her death in 1965. The... 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.
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
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
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