Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1938). Drama. Written by Robert E. Sherwood
. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed by Elmer Rice
. Plymouth Theatre: 15 Oct 1938- Dec 1939 (closing date unknown/472 performances). Cast: Raymond Massey
(as "Abraham Lincoln"), Ora Alexander, Dorothy Allan, Frank Andrews, Lloyd Barry (as "Tad Lincoln"), ...
1 Portrayal |
4 Interviews |
3 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
Kevin Mc Carthy | Kelvin McCarthy | Kevin Mccarthy
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
"In London, I played Biff [on stage] with a great deal of anguish and determination and desperation to the point where the part became very personal to me ... With the exception of Fredric March
, the principal actors of the movie had already played their parts in the play in one place or another. So, during rehearsals, when March would be telling jokes right up until the director yelled, "Action!...
Of Irish descent on his father's side, he was the third of four children (the others were Mary, Preston and Sheridan). His parents, Roy Winfield and Therese (Preston) McCarthy, both died of influenza during the deadly 1918 pandemic. All four children lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota with an overly strict great-aunt and her husband.