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(1907) Stage: Appeared (Broadway debut) in "The Merchant of Venice" on Broadway. Comedy (revival; production played in repertory with "Macbeth", "As You Like It", "Julius Caesar", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Twelfth Night", "Masks and Faces", "Everyman"). Written by William Shakespeare. Garden Theatre: 4 Mar 1907-unknown (unknown performances). Cast: St. Clair Bayfield, Eugene Cleves, Lucia Cole, John Danne, Redmond Flood, Ben Greet, G. Brengle Hare, Joseph Honor, Frank McEntee, Olive Noble [erroneously credited as Olive Nible], Julia Perkins, Milton Rosmer, Frederick Sargent, Agnes Scott, Dame Sybil Thorndike, Percy Waram.

(1909) Stage: Appeared in "The Goddess of Reason" on Broadway. Tragedy. Written by Mary Johnston. Daly's Theatre: 15 Feb 1909-18 Mar 1909 (48 performances). Cast: Alexander Calvert, Lawrence Eyre, Theodore Hamilton, Julia Marlowe, Wilson Melrose, L'Estrange Millman, Hubert Osborne, Alfred Paget, Jean Roberts, Vincent Sternroyd, Frederic A. Thomson, Alice Warren, White Whittlesey, Louise Wolf. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.

(1911) Stage: Appeared in "Speed" on Broadway. Written by Lee Wilson Dodd. Collier's Comedy Theatre: 9 Sep 1911-Sep 1911 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Orrin Johnson (as "Edwin Wise"), Oza Waldrop (as "Victoria Wise"), Eric Blind, Larry Broder (as "The Chauffeur"), Joseph Buckley, Eleanor Hicks, Lela Lee, Nat Nazarro Jr., Elsie Scott, John M. Stahl [only Broadway role], Thomas R. Tobin. Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

(1912) Stage: Appeared in "What Ails You?" on Broadway.

(1914) Stage: Appeared in "As You Like It" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare.

(1914) Stage: Appeared in "Lady Windermere's Fan" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by Oscar Wilde. Hudson Theatre (moved to The Liberty Theatre from 13 Apr 1914-close): 30 Mar 1914-unknown (72 performances). Cast: Margaret Anglin (as "Mrs. Erlynne"), Harry Barfoot, Arthur Byron, Donald Cameron [Broadway debut], Margery Card, Pedro de Cordoba, Sarah Cowell Le Moyne, William Lod, Margery Maude (as "Lady Windermere"), Norman Tharp, Lillian Thurgate, Wallace Widdicombe, Sally Williams, Florence Wollerson.

(1915) Stage: Appeared in "A World of Pleasure" on Broadway. Musical revue. Book / lyrics by Harold Atteridge. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Additional music by John Golden and J. Leubrie Hill. Additional lyrics by Jack Wilson, John Golden and J. Leubrie Hill. Musical Director: Oscar Radin. Choreographed by Jack Mason and Theodore Kosloff. Directed by James C. Huffman. Winter Garden Theatre: 14 Oct 1915-22 Jan 1916 (116 performances). Cast: Edward Aveling, William Banfield Taylor, Franklyn Batie, Jack Bick, Eleanor Brown, Rene Chaplow, Collins & Hart, Clifton Crawford, Dwight Dana, Maurice Diamond, Sahary Djeli, Venita Fitzhugh, William Gibson, Kitty Gordon, Dan Healey, Olga Hempstone, Kittie Hill, Lou Holtz (as "Sam"), Theodore Kosloff (as "a Ballet Master"), Albert S. Lloyd, Jack Manning, Stella Mayhew, Helen McMahon, Ada Meade, George Moon, Daniel Morris, The Mosconi Brothers, Bud Murray, Frances Pritchard, Rosie Quinn, Marie Salisbury, Gustave Schult, Gilbert Wells, Lois Whitney, Jack Wilson. Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.

(1916) Stage: Appeared in "A King of Nowhere" on Broadway. Written by Jeanie Macpherson (credited as "J. duRocher MacPherson") and L. duRocher MacPherson. Directed by Jessie Bonstelle and Lou Tellegen (also in cast). Maxine Elliott's Theatre (moved to The 39th Street Theatre from 27 Mar 1916-close): 20 Mar 1916-unknown (58 performances). Cast: Robert Adams, Armsby Ayers, Harry Chessman Roselle Cooley, Charles Derickson, Corliss Giles [final Broadway role], Galwey Herbert, Cameron Mathews, Wilda Maria Moore, Dana Parker, Charles Rogers, Norman Rolfe, Martin Snell, Robert Vivian. Produced by Garrick Co.

(1916) Stage: Appeared in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. New Amsterdam Theatre: 25 May 1916-Jun 1916 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: George W. Anson, Claude Beerbohm, George A. Carr, Charles Coleman, Henrietta Crosman, Edward Forbes, Lyn Harding, George Hayes, Henry Herbert, Eric Maxon, Leonard Mudie, Douglas Ross, Reggie Sheffield, Alfred Shirley, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

(1931) Stage: Appeared (as "Dr. Grundt") in "Berlin" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Valentine Williams and Alice Crawford. Directed by Fritz Feld. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 30 Dec 1931-Jan 1932 (closing date unknown/26 performances). Cast: Jacob Bleifer, E.J. DeVarney, John Feistel, William Franklyn, Charlotte Granville (as "Frau Hulda"), Walter Harris, Albert Hayes, Peggy Hovenden, William Howard, G.P. Huntley (as "Abbott" / "Nigel Druce"), Moffat Johnston (as "Prince Karl"), Curtis Karpe (as "Bauer"), Arthur Kaskal, Sue Moore, David Morris, Mary Orr, Aileen Poe (as "Hedwig"), Helena Rapport, Charles Richman, Ethel Strickland, Helen Vinson (as "Olivia Dunbar"), Katherine Wilson, Walter Wilson. Produced by Raymond Moore and Carl Reed.

(1918) Stage: Appeared in "The Rainbow Girl" on Broadway. Musical. Book by Rennold Wolf. Based on the comedy "Lady Fanny and the Servant Problem" by Jerome K. Jerome. Music by Louis A. Hirsch. Lyrics by Rennold Wolf. Musical Director: Max Steiner. Scenic Design by Joseph Urban. Costume Design by Alice O'Neil and Marie Cook. Men's clothes designed by Croydon, Ltd. Lighting Design by Tony Greshoff. Directed by Julian Mitchell and Herbert Brehmer. New Amsterdam Theatre (moved to The Gaiety Theatre from 17 Jun 1918 to close): 1 Apr 1918-17 Aug 1918 (160 performances). Cast: Miss Barry, Miss Beach, Harry Benham, Carlisle Blackton, Polly Bowman, Jane Burby, Jane Callan, Miss Callon, William Clifton, Miss Daly, Peggy Dana, Miss Day, Harry Delf, Ethel Delmar, Julie Eastman, Charles Fulton, Sydney Greenstreet (as "Martin Bennett, a Butler") Claire Grenville, Charles Hall, Laura Hamilton, Kathleen Lindley, Miss Livermore, Beth Lydy, Miss Mann, Miss Mantell, Mariam Medie, Margaret Merriman, Lenora Novasio, Robert G. Pitkin, May Roche, Marion Sitgreaves, Frederick Soloman, Dorothy St. Clair, Marguerite St. Clair, Edna Stillwell, Billy B. Van (as "Buck Evans, A Comedian"), Florence Ware, Jesse Willingham, Miss Woodworth. Produced by Klaw & Erlanger.

(1935) Stage: Appeared (as "Baptista") in Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne's Broadway revival of "The Taming of the Shrew".

(1936) Stage: Appeared in Robert E. Sherwood's play, "Idiot's Delight," at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre on Broadway with Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne and Richard Whorf in the cast.

(1930) Stage: Appeared (as "Volpone") in "Volpone" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by Ben Jonson. Directed by Philip Moeller. Liberty Theatre: 10 Mar 1930-Mar 1930 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Lucille Banner (as "Maid to Colomba"), Alan Blaine (as "Sbirri"), George Cotton (as "Sbirri"), Walter Coy (as "Sbirri"), John C. Davis (as "Corbaccio's servant" / "Priest"), Fred DeVeau (as "Sbirri"), Sylvia Field (as "Colomba"), Philip Foster (as "Captain of the Sbirri"), Walter Franklyn (as "Singer"), John Henry (as "Slave to Volpone"), Edgar Kent, Earle Larrimore (as "Mosca"), Thomas Mackay (as "Sbirri"), Sydney Little Mansfield (as "3rd Servant"), Burton McEvilly (as "1st Servant"), Sanford Meisner, Harry Mestayer (as "Corvino"), Clifford Odets (as "Sbirri"; Broadway debut), Frederick Roland (as "Voltore"), Lucian Scott (as "Clerk of the Court"), Vincent Sherman (as "Singer" / "Court Attendant"), Donald Smith (as "Singer"), Don Sylvester (as "Sbirri"), Helen Tilden, Albert Dekker (credited as Albert Van Dekker; as "Leone"), Francis Ward, Harry Wise, Martin Wolfson (as "2nd Servant"), Paul Yost (as "Singer"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1927) Stage: Appeared (asl "Ernest John") in "Junk" on Broadway. Written by Edwin B. Self. Directed by Charles Coburn. Garrick Theatre: 5 Jan 1927-Jan 1927 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Doan Borup (as "Jim, The Gunman"), George V. Denny Jr. (as "First Prison Guard"; final Broadway role), Emma Dunn (as "Old Sal"; final Broadway role), Jay Fassett (as "Gobknuckle"), John Maroney (as "David"), Marguerite Mosier (as "Nancy" / "Jean Prall"), Herbert Ransom (credited as Herbert Ranson; as "Dr. Schelling"), Hamilton Swift (as "Second Prison Guard"), Calvin Thomas (as "Chick Prall"), Alice May Tuck (as "Grandmother"). Produced by James Shesgreen and Mr. Vroom.

(1932) Stage: Appeared (as "Wang Lung's Uncle") in "The Good Earth" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Owen Davis and Donald Davis. Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck. Scenic Design by Lee Simonson. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 17 Oct 1932-Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Harry Barfoot (as "Priest from the Temple of Buddha"), Homer Barton (as "The Gatekeeper of the House of Hwang" and "The Rich Man"), Conrad Cantzen (as "A Peach Vendor, Another Poor Man"), Harry M. Cooke, Jack Daniels, Marel Foster, Clyde Franklin, William Franklin, Freddy Goodrow, Joan Hathaway, Albert Hayes, Helen Hoy, A. Francis Karll, Geraldine Kay, Donald MacMillan, Kate Morgan, Nola Napoli, Alla Nazimova (as "O-Lan"), Sabene Newmark, Claude Rains (as "Wang Lung"), M.W. Rale, Jessie Ralph (as "Wang Lung's Aunt"), Mark Schweid, Vincent Sherman (as "Stranger" / "A Young Speaker"), Harold Thomas, Henry Travers (as "Wang Lung's Father"), Harry Wood, Marjorie Wood, Philip Wood. Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1933) Stage: Appeared (as "Lord Henry Delves") in "Roberta" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Jerome Kern. Book / lyrics by Otto A. Harbach. Based on the novel "Gowns by Roberta" by Alice Duer Miller. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Victor Baravalle. Scenic Design by Clark Robinson. Gowns Designed by Madame Tafel. Furs Designed by Max Koch. Costume Design by Kiviette. Uncredited Lighting Design by Hassard Short. Choreographed by Jose Limon. Uncredited Director: Hassard Short. New Amsterdam Theatre: 18 Nov 1933-21 Jul 1934 (295 performances). Cast: Barbara Adams, Ray Adams, Berenice Alaire, Leon Alton, Michael Alvarez, Dorothy Atkins, Bob Barrett, Elsie Behrens, Norma Butler, Sally Bynum, California Collegians (as "Huckleberry Haines Orchestra"), Phyllis Cameron, Barbara Child, Bobette Christine, Florence Chumbecos, Aida Conkey, Lola De Lille, George Djimos, Bert Doughty, Jack Douglas, Rene Du Plessis (as "California Collegian"), Jane Evans, Rose Gale, Bob Gray, Helen Gray, William Hain, Bunny Hallow, Ruth Hamilton, Vernon Hammer, Buddy Hertelle, Bob Hope (as "Huckleberry Haines, the Crooner"), Ed Jerome, Edna Johnson, Alan Jones (as "California Collegian"), Lillian Lamonte, Dorothy Lane, Catherine Laughlin, Fred MacMurray (as "California Collegian"), Ray Middleton (as "John Kent, the Fullback"), Evelyn Monte, Herb Montei, John Muccio, George Murphy (as "Billy Boyden, the Hoofer"), Nayan Pearce, John Peters, Carole Renwick, Lyda Roberti (as "Mme. Nunez" / "Clementina Scharwenka, the Star Customer"), Josephine Roberts, Marion Ross (as "Mme. Grandet, the Fitter"), Jim Ryan, Tania Sania, Stanislaw Sarmatoff, Ruth Shaw, Gretchen Sherman, Tamara, Fay Templeton (as "Aunt Minnie" / "Trade Name, Roberta" / "the Modiste"), William Torpey, Rosalie Trego, Mavis Walsh, Sandra Walters, Clara Waring, Virginia Whitmore, Barbara Williams, Lou Wood, Neil Wood. Produced by Max Gordon.

(1936) Stage: Appeared in "The Taming of the Shrew" on Broadway. Comedy (revival).

(1936) Stage: Appeared in "Idiot's Delight" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Shubert Theatre: 24 Mar 1936-Dec 1936 (closing date unknown/300 performances). Cast: Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Margorie Baglin, Edgar Barrier (as "Auguste"), Gilmore Bush, Francis Compton, Connie Crowell, Ernestine De Becker, Frances Foley, Thomas Gomez, Alan Hewitt, Jean MacIntyre, George Meader, Murry O'Neill, LeRoi Operti (as "Signor Rossi"; also assistant stage manager], Jacqueline Paige, Edward Raquello, Edna Ross, Winston Ross, Stephen Sandes, Barry Thomson, Ruth Timmons, Tomasso Tittoni, Una Val, Richard Whorf, Britaigne Windust (as "Mr. Cherry"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1937) Stage: Appeared (as "Trumpeter") in "Amphitryon 38" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Jean Giraudoux. Book adapted by S.N. Behrman. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Shubert Theatre: 1 Nov 1937-Mar 1938 (closing date unknown/153 performances). Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Alkmena"), Alfred Lunt (as "Jupiter"), Ernestine De Becker (as "Echo"), Alan Hewitt (as "Warrior"), Edith King, George Meader (as "Sosie, Servant to Amphitryon"), Jacqueline Paige, Kathleen Roland, Barry Thomson, Richard Whorf (as "Mercury"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1938) Stage: Appeared (as "Sorin") in "The Seagull" on Broadway. Drama/comedy (revival). Written by Anton Chekhov. Translated by Stark Young. Scenic Design / Costume Design by Robert Edmond Jones. Directed by Robert Milton. Shubert Theatre: 29 Mar 1938-May 1938 (closing date unknown/41 performances). Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Madame Arkadina"), Alfred Lunt (as "Trigorin"), John Barclay (as "Dr. Dorn"), Ernestine De Becker (as "A Housemaid"), Thomas Gomez (as "The Cook"; credited as S. Thomas Gomez), Uta Hagen (as "Nina"; Broadway debut), Alan Hewitt (as "Yakov"), Edith King (as "Polina"), Harold Moffet (as "Shamrayev"), Jacqueline Paige (as "A Housemaid"), Margaret Webster (as "Masha"), O.Z. Whitehead (as "Medvedenko"), Richard Whorf (as "Konstantin Treplev"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1940) Stage: Appeared )as "Uncle Waldemar") in "There Shall Be No Night" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Costume Design by Valentina. Directed by Alfred Lunt. Alvin Theatre: 29 Apr 1940-9 Aug 1940 (115 performances). Cast: Charles Ansley (as "Joe Burnett"), Charva Chester (as "Ilma"), Montgomery Clift (as "Erik Valkonen"), Maurice Colbourne (as "Dr. Ziemssen"), Robert Downing (as "Photographer"; Broadway debut), Lynn Fontanne (as "Miranda Valkonen"), Elisabeth Fraser (as "Kaatri Alquist"), Thomas Gomez (as "Ben Gichner"), Claude Horton (as "Sgt. Gosden"), William LeMassena (as "Frank Olmstead"), Alfred Lunt (as "Dr. Kaarlo Valkonen"), Ralph Nelson (as "Photographer"), Edward Raquello (as "Maj. Rutkowski"), Phyllis Thaxter (as "Lempi"), Brooks West (as "Gus Shuman"), 'Richard Whorf (as "Dave Corween"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard). NOTE: This is the only one of Sherwood's well-known plays that was never filmed.

(1940) Stage: Appeared (as "Uncle Waldemar"; final Broadway role) in "There Shall Be No Night" on Broadway. Drama [return engagement]. Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Scenic Design by Richard Whorf. Costume Design by Valentina. Stage Manager: Charva Chester. Assistant Stage Mgrs: Ralph Nelson and Robert Downing. Directed by Alfred Lunt. Alvin Theatre: 9 Sep 1940-2 Nov 1940 (66 performances). Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Miranda Valkonen"), Alfred Lunt (as "Dr. Kaarlo Valkonen"), Charles Ansley (as "Joe Burnett"), Charva Chester (as "Ilma"), Montgomery Clift (as "Erik Valkonen"), Maurice Colbourne (as "Dr. Ziemssen"), Donald Fox (as "Photographer"), Elisabeth Fraser (as "Kaatri Alquist"), Thomas Gomez (as "Ben Gichner"), Claude Horton (as "Sgt. Gosden"), William LeMassena (as "Frank Olmstead"), Ralph Nelson (as "Photographer"), Edward Raquello (as "Major Rutkowski"), Phyllis Thaxter (as "Lempi"), Brooks West (as "Gus Shuman"), Richard Whorf (as "Dave Corween"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard).

(1940s) Spoken-Word Recording: Narrated and played the leading role of Montresor in a dramatized version of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", released by Decca Records on 78-RPM.

(1950-51) Radio: Played Nero Wolfe in NBC's "The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe".

(1946) Radio: Appeared (as "Casper Gutman") in an "Academy Award Theatre" broadcast of "The Maltese Falcon".

(1943) Filmed a special trailer in which he talks directly to the audience for Background to Danger (1943).

(1928) Stage: Appeared in "Volpone" on Broadway.

(2/9/43) Radio: Appeared in the "The Hangman Won't Wait" episode of the series "Suspense". NOTE: As of this writing, only the first half of this episode is available; the remainder is believed lost.

(1/25/43) Radio: Appeared (as "Dr. H.F.G. Lorenz") in a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "Across the Pacific".

(March 15, 1937) He acted in Robert E. Sherwood's play, "Idiot's Delight," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, George Meader, Stephen Sandes, Barry Thomson, S. Thomas Gomes, Edgar Barrier, Edward Raquello, Bretaigne Windust, Jean MacIntyre, Jacqueline Paige, Connie Crowell, Frances Foley, Etna Ross, Marjorie Baglin, Ruth Timmons, Charles Ansley, Winston Ross, Gilmore Bush, David Selva, Richard Whorf, LeRoi Operti, Ernestine De Becker, Gordon Nelson, Una Val, and Francis Compton in the cast. Lee Simonson was set designer. Morgan Lewis was choreographer. Bretaine Windust was director.

(October 25, 1937) He acted in S.N. Behrman's adaptation of Jean Giraudoux's play, "Amphitryon 38," in a Theatre Guild production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edith King, Richard Whorf, George Meader, Alan Hewitt, Barry Thomson, Kathleen Roland, Jacqueline Paige, and Ernestine De Becker in the cast. Samuel L.M. Barlow was composer. Lee Simonson was set designer. Valentine was costume designer. Bretaigne Windust was director.

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