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Katharine Cornell (1893–1974)

Katharine Cornell was born on February 16, 1893 in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her work on Stage Door Canteen (1943), The Unconquered (1954) and There Shall Be No Night (1957). She was married to Guthrie McClintic. She died on June 9, 1974 in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie)
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 1943 Stage Door Canteen
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 1940 No Time for Comedy (producer: stage play)
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 1954 The Unconquered (Documentary)
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She acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Doctor's Dilemma," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Raymond Massey in the cast. See more »

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We opened up the road. We made "The Barretts [of Wimpole Street]" and "Candida" pay for Shakespeare. "The Barretts" never played to an empty house - the receipts would be something like $33,000, then about $28,000 for "Candida" and for "Juliet" about $18,000 to $19,000, so that we came back having more than broken even. We really felt prideful. We continued like that for many years, alternatively... See more »


She appeared in only one Hollywood film (playing herself) - Stage Door Canteen (1943), but she is considered one of the great American stage actresses of the twentieth century. See more »


"The First Lady of the American Theater" See more »

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