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  • (1932 - 1963) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1933) Stage Play: The Good Fairy. Comedy (revival). Written by Ferenc Molnár. English text by Jane Hinton. Scenic Design by Joseph Urban. Directed by Lionel Bevans. Forrest Theatre: 17 Nov 1932- Jan 1933 (cloosing date unknown/68 performances). Cast: Ada-May (as "Lu"), Thomas Braidon [credited as Thomas A. Braidon] (as "Dr. Metz"), Salo Douday, John Eldredge (as "The Head Waiter"), Charles A. Francis (as "Dr. Sporum"), Robert T. Haines (as "Konrad"), John Lynds, Hilda Plowright (as "Karoline"). Produced by O.E. Wee and Jules J. Leventhal.
  • (1939) Stage: Appeared (as "C.K. Dexter Haven") in "The Philadelphia Story" (original production) on Broadway.
  • (1937) Stage Play: Julius Caesar. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Marc Blitzstein. Assistant Director: Hiram Sherman. Directed by Orson Welles. Mercury Theatre (moved to the National Theatre in March 1938- close): 11 Nov 1937- Mar 1938 (closing date unknown/157 performances). Cast: William Alland (as "Marullus"), Evelyn Allen, Arthur Anderson, Muriel Brassler, Grover Burgess (as "Ligarius"), Francis Carpenter, Joseph Cotten (as "Publius"), George Coulouris, George Duthie, Martin Gabel (as "Cassius"), Joseph Holland (as "Julius Caesar"), John Hoyt [credited as John Hoysradt] (as "Decius Brutus"), Norman Lloyd, William Mowry, Ted Reid, Stefan Schnabel (as "Metellus Cimber"), Hiram Sherman, Orson Welles (as "Marcus Brutus"), John A. Willard (as "Trebonius"). Replacement actor [during Mercury Theatre run]: Alice Frost (as "Portia"). Replacement actors [during National Theatre run]: Norman Lloyd (as "Cinna"), Edmond O'Brien (as "Marc Antony"), Polly Rowles (as "Calpurnia"). Produced by John Houseman and Orson Welles. Note: Considered to be one of the definitive Shakespearean revivals of the 20th century.
  • (1935) Stage: Appeared (as "Ralph Merkes") in "Loose Moments" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Courtenay Savage and Bertram Hobbs. Directed / produced by Walter Hartwig. Vanderbilt Theatre: 4 Feb 1935-Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Irene Cattell, Catherine Collins, Carol Day, Edward Garvie, Grant Gordon, Pearl Hight, Elizabeth Love, Artie Belle McGinty (as Lilla"; Broadway debut), Doro Merande (as "Sophie Tuttle"), Russell Rhodes, Lenore Sorsby.
  • (1933) Stage: Appeared (as "Dick Ashley") in "Jezebel" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Owen Davis. Directed by Guthrie McClintic (also co-producer). Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 19 Dec 1933-Jan 1934 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Laura Bowman, Ruth Boyd, Ida Brown, Reed Brown Jr., Alston Burleigh, Helen Claire, Gage Clarke, Frances Creel, Leo Curley, Owen Davis Jr., Miriam Hopkins (as "Julie Kendrick"), Anita Jackson, Blois Jackson, Romaine Johns, Bjorn Koefoed, Harold Martin, Joseph Maxwell, Henry May, Gilbert McKay, Rena Mitchell, Lew Payton, Henry Richards, William Richardson, James Waters, Crane Whitley (as "Joe Staley"), Cora Witherspoon (as "Miss Sally"), Frederick Worlock, Ray Yeates. Co-produced by Katharine Cornell.
  • (1953) Stage: Appeared (as "Linus Larrabee Jr.") in "Sabrina Fair" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Samuel A. Taylor. Scenic / Lighting Design by Donald Oenslager. Costume Supervision by Bianca Stroock. Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: Klaus Holm. Directed by H.C. Potter. National Theatre (moved to The Royale Theatre, from 17 May 1954-close): 11 Nov 1953-21 Aug 1954 (318 performances). Cast: Margaret Sullavan (as "Sabrina Fairchild"), Russell Collins (as "Fairchild"), John Cromwell (as "Linus Larrabee"), Robert Duke (as "Paul D'Argenson"), Luella Gear (as "Julia Ward McKinlock"), Lorraine Grover (as "Another Young Woman"), Scott McKay (as "David Larrabee"), Gordon Mills (as "A Young Man"), Cathleen Nesbitt (as "Maude Larrabee"), Katharine Raht (as "Margaret"), Harriet Selby (as "A Young Woman"), Michael Steele (as "Another Young Man"), Ruth Woods (as "Gretchen"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, Robert Anderson, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Roger L. Stevens, John F. Wharton). NOTE: Filmed As Sabrina (1954), Sabrina (1995).
  • (1/26/62) Guested on the daytime television program "1 O'Clock Club". Also appearing were singers Buzz Clifford and Wynona Carr.
  • (1936) Stage Play: Horse Eats Hat. Book adapted by Edwin Denby [earliest Broadway credit] and Orson Welles. Based on "Un Chapeau de Paille D'Italie" by Eugene Labiche. Music by Paul Bowles [earliest Broadway credit]. Music arranged by Virgil Thomson. Musical Director: Virgil Thomson. Directed by Orson Welles. Maxine Elliott Theatre: 26 Sep 1936- Nov 1936 (closing date unknown/61 performances). Cast: Wallace Acton (as "Ensemble"), Tereon Alvarez (as "Ensemble"), May Angels (as "Ensemble"), George Armstrong (as "Ensemble"), Bill Baird (as "Ensemble"), George Barter (as "Berkowitz"), France Bendsten (as "Gustave"), Tod Brown (as "Ensemble"), Sarah Burton (as "The Countess"), Walter Burton (as "Butler"), Michael Callaghan (as "Ensemble"), Terry Carlson (as "Ensemble"), Steven Carter (as "First Footman"), Enrico Cellinl (as "Raguso"), Mildred Colt (as "Ensemble"), Joseph Cotten (as "Freddy"), Pell Dentler (as "Ensemble"), George Duthie (as "Entwhistle"), Georgia Empry (as "Ensemble"), Opal Essant (as "Ensemble"), Julia Fassett (as "Ensemble"), Arlene Francis (as "Tillie"), Warren Goddard (as "Ensemble"), Anna Gold (as "Ensemble"), Solomon Goldstein (as "Ensemble"), Craig Gordon (as "Ensemble"), Jane Hale (as "Ensemble"), Peggy Hartley (as "Ensemble"), Lawrence Hawley (as "Ensemble"), J. Headley (as "Second Footman"), Edwin Hemmer (as "Ensemble"), Jerry Hitchcock (as "Ensemble"), Rubert Hopkins (as "Ensemble"), Don Howard (as "Ensemble"), Jane Johnson (as "Ensemble"), Marie Jones (as "Ensemble"), Henriette Kaye (as "Daisy"), Frank Kelly (as "Ensemble"), Helene Korsun (as "Ensemble"), Mary Kukavski (as "Ensemble"), Henry Laird (as "Ensemble"), Paula Laurence (as "Agatha Entwhistle") [Broadway debut], Geraldine Law (as "Ensemble"), George Leach (as "Ensemble"), Walter LeRoy (as "Ensemble"), Bernard Lewis (as "Ensemble"), Donald MacMillan (as "Uncle Adolphe"), Margaret Maley (as "Ensemble"), Elizabeth Malone (as "Ensemble"), Harry McKee (as "Joseph"), Harry Merchant (as "Ensemble"), Lee Molnar (as "Ensemble"), Annie Morton, Edgerton Paul (as "Augustus"), Myron Paulson (as "Ensemble"), James Perry (as "Ensemble"), Hattie Rappaport (as "Ensemble"), Helena Rapport (as "Ensemble"), Lucy Rodriguez (as "Clotilda"), Henry Russelle (as "Ensemble"), Nina Salama (as "Ensemble"), Bernard Savage (as "Corporal"), Gloria Sheldon (as "Ensemble"), Hiram Sherman (as "Bobbin"), Harry Singer (as "Ensemble"), Jack Smith (as "Ensemble"), Sidney Smith (as "Grimshot"), George Smithfield (as "Ensemble"), Arabella St. James (as "Ensemble"), Dana Stevens (as "Queeper"), June Thorne (as "Ensemble"), Charles Uday (as "Ensemble"), Orson Welles (as "Mugglethorp"), Virginia Welles (as "Myrtle Mugglethorp") [final Broadway role], Arthur Wood (as "Ensemble"), Ellen Worth (as "Ensemble"), Victor Wright (as "Ensemble"). Produced by Classic Theatre Branch of the Federal Theatre Project of the WPA. Managing Producer: John Houseman. Assistant Producer: Ted Thomas.
  • (1962) Stage: Appeared (as "Julian Armstone"; final Broadway credit) in "Calculated Risk" on Broadway. Mystery. Written by Joseph Hayes. Based on a play by George Ross and Campbell Singer. Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Directed by Robert Montgomery [final Broadway credit]. Ambassador Theatre: 31 Oct 1962-11 May 1963 (221 performances + 2 previews that began on 29 Oct 1962). Cast: John Beal (as "Harrison Bellows"), Gene Blakely (as "Roger Parkhurst"), Alexander Clark (as "James McQueen"), Russell Collins (as "Jonathan Travis"; final Broadway role), Frank Conroy (as "Clyde Norman"; final Broadway role), Ben Hayes (as "Quentin Armstone"; Broadway debut), Dorrit Kelton (as "Miss Rhoda Andrews"; final Broadway role), Lois Markle (as "Rita Southard Armstone"), John McQuade (as "Walter Dodds"), Patricia Medina (as "Helen Bellows Armstone"; only Broadway role), Gerald S. O'Loughlin (as "William Medlow"), Frank Tweddell (as "Carl"), Roland Winters (as "Malcolm Turnbull"). Replacement actors: Robert Baines (as "Harrison Bellows"), Alexander Clark (as "Clyde Norman"), Franklin Cover (as "Roger Parkhurst"), Howard Erskine (as "Quentin Armstone"), Frank Hamilton (as "James McQueen" / "Harrison Bellows"), Kenneth Harvey (as "William Medlow"). Produced by Howard Erskine, Roger L. Stevens and Joseph Hayes. Produced by arrangement with Peter Bridge. Produced in association with Lyn Austin.
  • (1938) Stage Play: Danton's Death. Drama (revival). Music by Marc Blitzstein. Written by Geoffrey Dunlop. Based on the German of Georg Buchner. Scenic Design by Jan Tichacek. Directed by Orson Welles. Mercury Theatre: 2 Nov 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: William Alland (as "Servant to Danton"), Ellen Andrews (as "Voice in the Street"), Richard Baer (as "Convention Attendant"), Fay Baker (as "Voice in the Street"), Edgar Barrier (as "Camille Desmoulins"), John Berry (as "Gaoler"), Joseph Cotten (as "Barrere"), Helen Coule (as "Voice in the Street"), George Duthie (as "1st Old Man/President of the Convention"), Ross Elliott (as "Convention Attendant"), Morgan Farley (as "Heralut De Sechelles"), Ruth Ford (as "Rosalie"), Arlene Francis (as "Marion"), Martin Gabel (as "Danton"), Sparke Hastings (as "Member of the Convention"), Arthur Hoffe (as "Voice in the Street"), Guy Kingsley (as "Lacroix"), William Mowry (as "Member of the Convention"), Edgerton Paul (as "Servant to Danton"), Stanley Poss (as "Servant to Danton"), Stephen Roberts (as "Member of the Convention"), Erskine Sanford (as "Philppeau" / "2nd Old Man"), Sanford Siegel (as "Voice in the Street"), Vladimir Sokoloff (as "Robespierre"), Anna Stafford (as "Julie"), Fred Thompson (as "Voice in the Street"), Evelyn Wahl (as "Lucile"), Orson Welles (as "St. Just"), Mary Wickes (as "Christine"), Richard Wilson (as "Legendre"), Eustace Wyatt (as "Fouquier"). Produced by Orson Welles and John Houseman.
  • (1958) Stage: Appeared (as "Victor Fabian") in "Once More, With Feeling" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Harry Kurnitz. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Directed by George Axelrod. National Theatre: 21 Oct 1958-6 Jun 1959 (263 performances). Cast: Arlene Francis (as "Dolly Fabian"), Walter Matthau (as "Maxwell Archer"), Leon Belasco (as "Gendels"), Ralph Bunker (as "Mr. Wilbur"), Dan Frazer (as "Interviewer"), Frank Milan (as "Richard Hilliard"), Paul E. Richards (as "Chester Stamm"), Rex Williams (as "Luigi Bardini"). Understudies: Dan Frazer (as "Victor Fabian"), Bill Macy (as "Maxwell Archer") and Greta Markson (as "Dolly Fabian"). Replacement actors: Joseph Buloff (as "Maxwell Archer"), David Opatoshu (as "Maxwell Archer"). Produced by Martin Gabel and Henry Margolis. NOTE: Filmed as Once More, with Feeling! (1960).
  • (8/3/43) Stage: Appeared in (as "Jo Jo the Great") / co-produced "The Mercury Wonder Show", Hollywood, CA. Directed / co-produced by Orson Welles. NOTES: (1) This was a magic/variety revue staged to entertain troops on their way to the Pacific front, who were given free admission. (2) Show ran for a month in Hollywood, then Welles took it on a national tour. (3) Welles used a portion of his magic act in this production for his contribution to the all-star film Follow the Boys (1944).
  • (December 23, 1938) He played Nephew Fred in the Campbell Soup Playhouse radio production of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol".
  • (October 22, 1940) He acted in Philip Barry's play, "The Philadelphia Story," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Van Heflin and Katharine Hepburn in the cast.

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