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  • (1941 - 1973) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1955) Stage: Appeared (as "Maggie") in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Scenic / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Assistant Designer to Jo Mielziner: John Harvey. Assistant to Lucinda Ballard: Florence Klotz. Directed by Elia Kazan. Morosco Theatre: 24 Nov 1955-17 Nov 1956 (695 performances). Cast: Burl Ives (as "Big Daddy"), Mildred Dunnock (as "Big Mama"), Ben Gazzara (as "Brick"), R.G. Armstrong (as "Dr. Baugh"), Janice Dunn, Seth Edwards (as "Sonny"), Maxwell Glanville, Pauline Hahn (as "Dixie"), Pat Hingle (as "Gooper" / "Brother Man"), Brownie McGhee, Darryl Richard, Madeleine Sherwood, Eva Vaughn Smith, Fred Stewart (as "Rev. Tooker"), Sonny Terry, Musa Williams. Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, Robert Anderson, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Roger L. Stevens, John F. Wharton). NOTE: Filmed as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976).
  • (1959) Stage: Appeared in "Silent Night, Lonely Night" on Broadway. Written by Robert Anderson (I). Lighting / Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Peter Glenville. Morosco Theatre: 3 Dec 1959-19 Mar 1960 (124 performances). Cast: Henry Fonda, Bill Berger, Peter De Vise, Eda Heinemann, Lois Nettleton. Produced by The Playwright's Company (Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard).
  • (1973) Stage: Appeared in "Finishing Touches" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Jean Kerr. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Plymouth Theatre: 8 Feb 1973-30 Jun 1973 (164 performances + 2 previews that began 6 Feb 1973). Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Katy Cooper"), Robert Lansing (as "Jeff Cooper"), Pamela Bellwood, Oliver Conant, Scott Firestone, Denise Galik, Gene Rupert, James Woods (as "Steve Cooper"). Standbys: Brian Brownlee (as "Kevin Cooper" / "Steve Cooper"), Michael Fairman (as "Fred Whitten" / "Jeff Cooper"), Martha Randall (as "Katy Cooper"), Kevin Smith (as "Hughie Cooper"), Marsha Wishusen (as "Elsie Ketchum" / "Felicia Andrayson"). Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens.
  • Children's book: "I Like To Be Me."
  • Children's book: "So Do I."
  • (1980s) TV commercial: Campbell's Soup
  • (1987) TV commercial: Campbell's Home Cookin' Soup.
  • (1945) Stage: Appeared (as "Geneva Langdon") in "Deep Are the Roots" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Arnaud d'Usseau and James Gow. Production Assistant: Coby Ruskin. Directed by Elia Kazan. Fulton Theatre: 26 Sep 1945-16 Nov 1946 (477 performances). Cast: George Dice (as "Chuck Warren"), Evelyn Ellis (as "Bella Charles"), Carol Goodner (as "Alice Langdon"), Lloyd Gough (as "Howard Merrick"), Gordon Heath (as "Brett Charles"), Andrew Leigh (as "Sheriff Serkin"), Helen Martin (as "Honey Turner"), Douglas Rutherford (as "Bob Izay"), Harold Vermilyea (as "Roy Maxwell"), Charles Waldron (as "Sen. Ellsworth"; final Broadway role). Replacement actors during run: Edwin Jerome (as "Sen. Ellsworth Langdon"), Donald MacDonald (as "Roy Maxwell"), Barbara O'Neil (as "Alice Langdon"). Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and George F. Heller.
  • (11/19/50) Radio: Appeared in a "Theater Guild of the Air" production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".
  • (1961) Stage Play: Mary, Mary. Comedy. Written by Jean Kerr. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Helen Hayes Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 30 Nov 1964- close): 8 Mar 1961- 12 Dec 1964 (1572 performances + 2 previews that began on 6 Mar 1961). Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Mary McKellaway"), Barry Nelson (as "Bob McKellaway"), Michael Rennie (as "Dirk Winsten"), John Cromwell (as "Oscar Nelson'), Betsy von Furstenberg (as "Tiffany Richards"). Replacement actors during Helen Hayes Theatre run: Alan Bunce (as "Oscar Nelson") [from 13 May 1963- ?], Mindy Carson (as "Mary McKellaway") [from 16 Mar 1964- ?], Wayne Carson (as "Bob McKellaway") [from 8 Jun 1964- ?], Michael Evans (as "Dirk Winsten") [from 1 Jul 1963- ?], George Grizzard (as "Bob McKellaway") [from 25 Jun 1962- ?], Murray Hamilton (as "Bob McKellaway") [from 23 Sep 1963- ?], Katherine Hays (as "Tiffany Richards") [from 17 Sep 1962- ?], Tom Helmore (as "Dirk Winsten") [from 21 Oct 1963- ?], Judy Lewis (as "Tiffany Richards") [from 22 Jun 1964- ?], Diana Lynn (as "Mary McKellaway") [from 21 Jan 1963- ?], Biff McGuire (as "Bob McKellaway") [from 1 Jul 1963- ?], Scott McKay (as "Bob McKellaway") [from 2 Apr 1962- ?], Julia Meade (as "Mary McKellaway") [from 23 Jul 1962- ?], Howard Morton (as "Dirk Winsten") [from 24 May 1964- ?], Edward Mulhare (as "Dirk Winsten") [from 14 Dec 1961- ?], Carrie Nye (as "Tiffany Richards") [from 5 Feb 1962- ?], Nancy Olson (as "Mary McKellaway") [from 5 Feb 1962- ?], Tom Poston (as "Bob McKellaway") [from 5 Nov 1962- ?], William Prince (as "Bob McKellaway") [from 22 Jun 1964- ?], Hiram Sherman (as "Oscar Nelson") [from 13 May 1963- ?], Elizabeth St. Clair (as "Tiffany Richards") [from 10 Feb 1964- ?], Howard St. John (as "Oscar Nelson") [from 2 Jul 1962- ?], Inger Stevens (as "Mary McKellaway") [from 24 Dec 1962- ?] (final Broadway role), Clinton Sundberg (as "Oscar Nelson") [from 13 May 1963- ? and from 16 Mar 1964- ?], Ellen Weston (as "Tiffany Richards") [from 24 Oct 1962- ?], Michael Wilding (as "Dirk Winsten") [from 31 Jul 1961- ?]. Replacement cast during Morosco Theatre run: None known. Produced by Roger L. Stevens. Produced in association with Collin Productions Inc. Associate Producer: Lyn Austin. Notes: 1) Filmed by Warner Bros. as Mary, Mary (1963) with Mr. Nelson, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Rennie reprising their stage roles and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. 2) Film version released during original theatrical run, highly unusual for the time.
  • (1943) Stage Play: Mrs. January and Mr. X. Comedy. Written by Zoe Akins. Scenic Design by Paul Morrison. Costume Design by Adrian. Directed by Elliott Nugent and Arthur Sircom. Belasco Theatre: 31 Mar 1944- 6 May 1944 (43 performances). Cast: Henry Barnard, Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Wilhelmina"), Billie Burke, Helen Carew (as "Miss Belle"), Frank Craven (as "Martin Luther Cooper"), Susana Garnett (as "Miss Peck"), Nicholas Joy, Dorothy Lambert (as "Clancy"), Edward Nannery (as "Charley Blaine"), Bobby Perez (as "Rolando"), Therese Quadri (as "Germaine"), Phil Sheridan, Robert F. Simon (as "2nd Expressman"), Henry Vincent (as "Burdette"), Roderick Winchell (as "1st Expressman"). Produced by Richard Meyers.
  • (1941) Stage Play: Out of the Frying Pan. Written by Francis Swann. Directed by Alexander Kirkland. Windsor Theatre: 11 Feb 1941- 10 May 1941 (104 performances). Cast: Harry Antrim [credited as Henry Antrim] (as "Mr. Coburn"), Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Dottie Coburn") [Broadway debut], Nancy Douglass (as "Kate Ault"), Alfred Drake (as "Norman Reese"), Reynolds Evans (as "Mr. Kenny"), Arthur Holland (as "Mac"), Florence MacMichael (as "Muriel Foster") [Broadway debut], George Mathews (as "Joe"), Sellwyn Myers (as "Tony Dennison"), Mabel Paige (as "Mrs. Garnet"), Louise Snyder (as "Marge Benson"), William W. Terry (as "George Bodell"). Produced by William Deering and Alexander Kirkland.
  • (1950) Stage Play: Burning Bright. Written by John Steinbeck. Lighting and Scenic Design Jo Mielziner. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Broadhurst Theatre: 18 Oct 1950- 28 Oct 1950 (13 performances). Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Mordeen"), Howard Da Silva (as "Friend Ed"), Kent Smith (as "Joe Saul"), Martin E. Brooks [credited as Martin Brooks] (as "Victor") [Broadway debut]. Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Theatre trivia: The theatre opened in 1917, and was built by J.J. Shubert and Lee Shubert was named after playwright-producer-director-lyricist George Broadhurst (1866- 1952) who was active there from 1896-1924. Broadhurst was made co-manager of the theatre and it has remained one of the most successful venues on Broadway.
  • (1952) She acted in F. Hugh Herbert's play, "The Moon is Blue," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.
  • (1974) She acted in Jean Kerr play, "Finishing Touches," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Laurence Huge in the cast.
  • (1964) She acted in Somerset Maugham's play, "The Constant Wife," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachustts with Michael M. Ryan in the cast.
  • (1967) She acted in Frederick Knott's play, "Wait Until Dark," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with James Tolkan in the cast.
  • (February 4, 1974) She acted in Jean Kerr's play, "Finishing Touches," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • (June 1964) She acted in W. Somerset Maugham's play, "The Constant Wife," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (July 1967) She acted in Frederick Knott's play, "Wait Until Dark," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (August 1974) She acted in Jean Kerr's play, "Finishing Touches," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (December 4, 1973 to January 12, 1974) She acted in Jean Kerr's play, "Finishing Touches," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Robert Lansing in the cast. Joseph Anthony was director.

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