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  • He was featured as the Secretary of the Treasury, in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hart's musical FDR satire, "I'd Rather Be Right", starring George M. Cohan in his last Broadway appearance.
  • He took part in the first live show at Radio City Music Hall.
  • (1900 - 1946) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1900) Stage Play: Sapho. Based on the novel by Alphonse Daudet. Written by Clyde Fitch. Based on the play by A. Belot and Mme. Daudet. Wallack's Theatre: 5 Feb 1900- 5 Mar 1900 (29 performances). Produced by Olga Nethersole. Note: Play was condemned as obscene and closed by order of the police.
  • (1900) Stage Play: Sapho. [Return engagement]. Based on the novel by Alphonse Daudet. Written by Clyde Fitch. Based on the play by A. Belot and Mme. Daudet. Wallack's Theatre: 7 Apr 1900- May 1900 (closing date unknown/55 performances). Produced by Olga Nethersole. Note: Reopened after an obscenity trial acquitted Olga Nethersole.
  • Vickie (1942).
  • What Big Ears! (1942).
  • Boudoir (1941).
  • First Stop to Heaven (1941).
  • Day in the Sun (1939). Comedy. Written by Edward R. Sammis and Ernest V. Heyn. Directed by Arthur Sircom. Biltmore Theatre: 16 May 1939- May 1939 (closing date unknown/6 performances).
  • I'd Rather Be Right (1937). Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Material by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Material staged by George S. Kaufman. Modern dances staged by Ned McGurn. Choreographed by Charles Weidman. Alvin Theatre: (moved to The Music Box Theatre from 23 May 1938 to close): 2 Nov 1937- 9 Jul 1938 (290 performances). Cast: Joseph Allen, David Allman, Florenz Ames, Al Atkins, Jack Barnes, Virginia Berger, Sol Black, Robert Bleck, Jeanette Bradley, Charles Bywater, Cecil Carey, Donald C. Carter, John Cherry, Ruth Clayton, George M. Cohan (as "The President of the United States"), Marie Louise Dana, Eleanor De Witt, Martin Fair, Bijou Fernandez, Len Frank, Kate Frederic, John Fulco, Ralph Glover, Ruth Gormley, Joe Granville, Marion Green, Geraldine Hamilton, Edward Harrington, Joy Hodges (as "Peggy Jones"), Taylor Holmes (as "The Secretary of the Treasury"), Robert Howard, Jay Hunter, Jack Kearney, Linda Kellogg, Georgette Lampsi, Jeanette Lee, Jack Leslie, Robert Less, Velma Lord, Joseph Macaulay, Lili Mann, William Marel, Austin Marshall, Irene McBride, Charles McLoughlin, John McQuade, Evelyn Mills, Jack Mills, Warren Mills, Marie Nash, Fred Nay, Austra Neiman, Paul Parks, Erminie Randolph, Jack Reynolds, Jane Richardson, Tina Rigat, Margaret Sande, Patsy Schenk, Betty Schlaffer, Clarise Sitomer, Bob Spencer, Emily Stephenson, Georgie Tapps, Beau Tilden (as "Dancing Boy"), Norman Van Emburgh, Joe Verdi, Dorothy Waller, Mary Jane Walsh, Jack Whitney, Herbert Wood. Produced by Sam Harris. Note: The facts of this production were somewhat inaccurately depicted in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).
  • (1935) Stage Play: It's You I Want. Farce. Written by Maurice Braddell. Material adapted by George Bradshaw. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Forrest C. Haring and Joshua Logan. Cort Theatre: 5 Feb 1935- Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Helen Chandler (as "Anne Vernon"), J. Malcolm Dunn (as "Paul Entwhistle"), Taylor Holmes, Earle Larrimore (as "Sheridan Delaney"), Leona Maricle, Karl Swenson, Cora Witherspoon (as "Constance Gilbert"). Produced by John H. Del Bondio and Forrest C. Haring. Note: Filmed by British Lion Film Corporation [UK] as It's You I Want (1936).
  • (1934) Stage Play: Say When. Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Book by John McGowan [credited as Jack McGowan]. Lyrics by Ted Koehler. Musical Director: Max Meth. Music orchestrated by Conrad Salinger. Musical numbers staged by Russell Markert. Directed by Bertram Harrison. Imperial Theatre: 8 Nov 1934- 12 Jan 1935 (76 performances). Cast: John Albert, Joanna Allen, Ronnie Beck, Donald Brown, Helen Buck, Helene Cambridge, Phyllis Cameron, Joe Carroll, Charles Collins, Gloria Cook, Betty Dell, Don Drew, Lois Eckhart, Lillian Emerson, Frances Foley, Marjorie Gayle, George Herman [credited as George B. Herman] (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Taylor Holmes (as "Charles Palmer"), Bob Hope (as "Jimmy Blake"), Joan Igon, Lorraine Jannee, Aimee La Rue, Dick Langdon, Arlene Leahy, J. Elliott Leonard, Nick Long Jr. (as "Reginald Pratt"), Charlotte Lorraine, Fred Lyon, Frederick Manatt, Dennie Moore (as "Aimee Bates"), Mickey Moore, Ed Murray, M. O'Brien, Viola Paulson, Gedda Petry (as "Lady of the Ensemble, Jack Richards, Harry Richman (as "Bob Breese"), Michael Romanoff, Etna Ross, Martin Sheppard, Edwina Steele, Sylvia Stone, Martha Tibbetts, Clyde Veaux, John Walsh, Linda Watkins, J.P. Wilson, Cora Witherspoon (as "Myra Palmer"), Frank Worden. Produced by Jack McGowan and Ray Henderson.
  • Riddle Me This (1933). Comedy (revival).
  • Radio City Music Hall Inaugural Program (1932). Special production.
  • That's Gratitude (1932). Comedy (revival).
  • New York to Cherbourg (1932). Comedy. Written by H.G. Buller. Directed by Paul E. Martin and H.G. Buller. Forrest Theatre: 19 Feb 1932- Feb 1932 (closing date unknown/3 performances). Cast: Edward Broadley (as "Atkinson"), George Christie (as "Jeremiah Mott"), Jocelyn Gordon (as "Mabel Torrence"), Arthur Gould-Porter (as "Officer Conroy"), Taylor Holmes (as "Franklin Spence"), Gerald Kent (as "Floyd Warren"), Edward Lester (as "Reginald Richie"), Isadore Marcil (as "Tom"), Edward Raquello (as "Alfredo de Pisza"), Natalie Schafer (as "Constance Carroll"), Eleanor Winslow Williams (as "Opal Raymond"). Produced by Paul E. Martin and Pilgrim Productions, Inc.
  • Cold in Sables (1931). Comedy.
  • Joy of Living (1931).
  • The Great Necker (1928). Comedy.
  • Happy Go Lucky (1926). Musical comedy.
  • Not So Fast (1923). Comedy.
  • (1922) Stage Play: The Hotel Mouse. Musical comedy. Book by Guy Bolton. Lyrics by Clifford Grey. Music by Armand Vecsey and Ivan Caryll. Based on a French comedy by Marcel Gerbidon and Paul Armont. Musical Director: Ira Jacobs. Additional music by Bert Hanlon. Additional lyrics by Al Bryan. Choreographed by Max Scheck. Directed by John Harwood. Shubert Theatre: 13 Mar 1922- 27 May 1922 (88 performances). Cast: Harold Abbey (as "Ensemble"), Ruby Aguillar (as "Ensemble"), Stewart Baird (as "Don Esteban"), Louis Brown (as "Ensemble"), Betty De Grasse (as "Ensemble"), Millie Dupree (as "Ensemble"), Edna Duval (as "Marie"), Violet Duval (as "Suzanne"), Kathleen Erroll (as "Ensemble"), Amy Frank (as "Iote"), Eugene Frazer (as "Ensemble"), Bob Gebhardt (as "Ensemble"), Frank Green (as "Detective"), Taylor Holmes (as "Wally Gordon"), Renee Hughes (as "Ensemble"), Marie Kane (as "Ensemble"), Edith Kessler (as "Ensemble"), Armand King (as "Ensemble"), Louis Laub (as "Ensemble"), Francis Lieb (as "Marquis de Santa Bella"), Helen Lockhart (as "Ensemble"), Fay Marbe (as "Lola"), Irene McGovern (as "Ensemble"), Joe McGurgan Ensemble"), William McGurn (as "Ensemble"), Josephine McMahon (as "Ensemble"), Rose Nelson (as "Ensemble"), Barnett Parker (as "Burroughs"), Cynthia Perot (as "Dolly/Adele/Dancer"), Marion Phillips (as "Jeanne"), Teddy Piper (as "Ensemble"), Nan Rainsford (as "Ensemble"), Al Sexton (as "Bob Biddle"), Teddy Stevens (as "Victor"), Elliott Taylor (as "Albert/Dancer"), Richard Temple (as "Caesar"), Mary Van Pelt (as "Ensemble"), Frances White (as "Mauricette"), Lois Wood (as "Tiny"). Replacement actors: Frank Green (as "Marquis de Santa Bella"), James Smith (as "Victor"). Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.
  • (1920) Stage Play: Crooked Gamblers. Comedy/drama. Written by Samuel Shipman and Percival Wilde. Directed by Robert Milton. Hudson Theatre: 31 Jul 1920- Oct 1920 (closing date unknown/82 performances). Cast: Edmund Abbey, Martin Alsop (as "Mr. Lorimer"), Leonard Doyle, William S. Ely, Edward Fielding, Maude Hanaford, Taylor Holmes (as "John Stetson"), Doris Kelly, Felix Krembs (as "Turner"), Helen Lackaye (as "Mrs. Robertson"), George Lyman, Louise MacIntosh, William B. Mack, Charles Mather, Robert McWade (as "Fred Robertson"), Tommie Meade, Don Merrifield, Purnell Pratt. Produced by A.H. Woods.
  • (1916) Stage Play: His Majesty Bunker Bean.
  • Mr. Myd's Mystery (1915). Written by Lillian Trimble Bradley. Comedy Theatre: 16 Aug 1915- Aug 1915 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Arthur Elliot, Belford Forrest, Taylor Holmes, Kenneth Hunter, Arthur Laceby, George Lyman, Clara Louise Moores, John Parsons, Harry C. Power, Ina Rorke, Walter M. Sherwin, Lucile Watson. Produced by Joseph Brooks.
  • (1915) Stage Play: Trilby (Revival). Written by Paul M. Potter. From the novel by George L. Du Maurier. Shubert Theatre: 3 Apr 1915- Jun 1915 (closing date unknown/73 performances). Cast: Leslie Austen, Cynthia Brooke, Virginia Fox Brooks, Rose Coghlan, Leo Ditrichstein (as "Zou Zou"), Annie Esmond, Walter Fredericks, Taylor Holmes (as "Gecko"), Cecil King, Wilton Lackaye (as "Svengali"), George MacFarlane, Frederick Macklyn, Burr McIntosh (as "Taffy"), Leslie Ryecroft, Brandon Tynan. Produced by Joseph Brooks and Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert. Note: Mr. Lackaye reprised his role for the film version, Trilby (1915).
  • (1914) Stage Play: The Third Party.
  • (1913) Stage Play: Somewhere Els. Musical/fantasy.
  • (1911) Stage Play: The Million. From the French of Georges Berr. Based on Marcel Guillemaud. Written by Leo Ditrichstein. Directed by Richard Pittman and T. Daniel Frawley. 39th Street Theatre (moved to The Herald Square Theatre from 8 Jan 1912 to close): 23 Oct 1911- Feb 1912 (closing date unknown/126 performances). Cast: George Bates, William Burress, John A. Butler, Irene Fenwick, Bert Grant [Broadway debut], Gustave Hartzheim, Taylor Holmes, Eulalie Jenson, Paul Ker, Robert Webb Lawrence, William J. Mahoney, Charles McCarthy, John Needham, Eugene O'Brien, Fred Osborn, Fred Sears. Produced by Henry W. Savage.
  • (1911) Stage Play: Hell/Temptations/Gaby. Note: Gaby (one of 3 productions in this rotating revue) was the only one involving Robert B. Smith. Musical revue. Info follows: Book by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Music by Robert Hood Bowers, Irving Berlin, Ted Snyder and Vincent Bryan. Choreographed by Alfredo Curti. Conducted by Daniel Dore. Directed by George F. Marion. Folies-Bergere: 27 Apr 1911- 8 Jul 1911 (92 performances/combined performances for all 3 shows). Cast: Erma Bauer, Beatrice Bertrand, Albert Borneman, Miss Burns, Daisy Carson, Miss Clark, Laddie Cliff, Kathleen Clifford, Vinnie Danvers, Alfred Darling, Miss Davies, Kittie De Vere, Edna Dodsworth, Arenera Duo, Miss Edwards, Miss Everett, Marion Ford, Geraldine Gerard, Elizabeth Goodall, W.C. Gordon (as "A Toreador"), Otis Harlan (as "Wiley Fox"), Taylor Holmes (as "Izzy Smart"), C.K. Kittridge, Mabel Landers, Frances Leslie, Ethel Levy (as "Gaby"), Adah Baker Lewis (as "The Royal Governess"), Arthur Lipson (as "Martini"), Helen Marlowe, Cecelia Mayo, Amy Mortimer, The Pender Troupe, Beatrice Priest, Yvonne Renon, Miss Richmond, Ada Robertson, Olga Roller, Carmen Romero, Virginia Steinhardt, May Stockton, Gertrude Thurston.
  • (1910) Stage Play: The Commuters. Written by James Forbes. Criterion Theatre: 15 Aug 1910- Jan 1911 (closing date unknown/160 performances). Cast: E.Y. Backus, John Chamberlain, May De Sousa (as "Hetty Brice"), Pauline Duffield, Isabelle Fenton, Taylor Holmes (as "Sammy Fletcher"), Orrin Johnson (as "Larry Brice"), Maude Knowlton, Georgia Lawrence, Amy Lesser (as "Mrs. Colton"), George Soule Spencer, Lillian Thurgate, Adelyn Wesley. Produced by Henry B. Harris.
  • (1909) Stage Play: The Midnight Sons. Musical comedy.
  • (1907) Stage Play: A Grand Army Man. Musical/opera. Libretto by David Belasco, Pauline Phelps [earliest Broadway credit] and Marion Short [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Ernest M. Gros and Wilfred Buckland. [Likely directed by David Belasco although uncredited]. Stuyvesant Theatre: 16 Oct 1907- Feb 1908 (closing date unknown/149 performances). Cast: Marie Bates, Tony Bevan, Louise Coleman, Jane Cowl, John V. Daly, William Elliott (as "Robert"), Reuben Fax, Thomas Gilbert, Howard Hall, Taylor Holmes, James Lackaye, Stephen Maley, Veda McEvers, Antoinette Perry (as "Hallie"), Amy Stone, Henry F. Stone, David Warfield (as "Wes Bigelow"), George Woodward. Produced by David Belasco.
  • (1905) Stage Play: Strongheart. Comedy/drama. Written by 'William C. De Mille'. Directed by William Harris and Taylor Holmes. Hudson Theatre: 30 Jan 1905- 20 Feb 1905 (66 performances). Cast: Sidney Ainsworth, Francis Bonn, Clay Boyd, Edmund Breese (as "Black Eagle"), Louise Compton, Herbert Corthell, Robert Edeson (as "Soangataha/Strongheart"), Harrison Ford, Macy Harlam, Taylor Holmes, Henry Kolker, Jeanne Madeira, Jane Rivers, Lawrence Sheehan, B.F. Small, Madison Smith, Richard Sterling, Charles Sturgis, F.A. Turner, Percita West, Marjorie Wood. Produced by Henry B. Harris.
  • (1904) Stage Play: Ranson's Folly. Comedy. Written by Richard Harding Davis. Hudson Theatre: 18 Jan 1904- Mar 1904 (closing date unknown/61 performances). Cast: Robert Edeson, Sidney Ainsworth, Patty Allison, J.W. Benson, John Bradley, Eleanor Carey, Frazer Coulter, Harrison Ford, Harry Harwood, Taylor Holmes, Florence Lester, Frank Mayne, T.J. McGrane, Sandol Milliken, Jane Rivers, Richard Sterling, Charles Sturgis, Dorothy Tennant, Grace Thorne. Produced by Henry B. Harris. Note: Filmed by Edison Mfg. Co. twice as Ranson's Folly (1910) [short, directed by Edwin S. Porter], Ranson's Folly (1915) [feature] and by Inspiration Pictures (distributed by First national Pictures) as Ranson's Folly (1926).
  • (1902) Stage Play: Hon. John Grigsby. Drama.
  • (1900) Stage Play: Hamlet. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Fred Williams. Garden Theatre: 17 Sep 1900- Oct 1900 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: E.F. Bostwick, George E. Bryant, Rowland Buckstone, Henry Carvill, John J. Collins, Charlotte Deane (as "Gertrude, Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet"), C.P. Flockton, Virginia Harned (as "Ophelia, daughter to Polonius"), William Harris, Taylor Holmes, Daniel Jarrett, Adelaide Keim, Richard Lambart, Arthur R. Lawrence (as "Claudius, King of Denmark"), Edmund Lawrence, H.S. Northrup, Leonard Outram, E.H. Sothern (as "Hamlet, son to the late, and nephew to the present King") [Broadway debut], Vincent Sternroyd (as "Laertes, son to Polonius"), Edwin Varrey (as "Polonius, Lord Chamberlain"). Produced by Daniel Frohman.
  • (1900) Stage Play: Dangerous Women. Melodrama.
  • (1945) Stage Play: Marinka. Drama/romance.
  • (1946) Stage Play: Woman Bites Dog.
  • (1946) He acted in George S. Kaufman's play, "The Late George Apley," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Grant Mitchell in the cast.
  • (1946) He acted in J.M. Barrie's play, "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Gladys Cooper in the cast.
  • (1946) He acted in Sidney Howard's play, "They Knew What They Wanted," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with June Havoc in the cast.
  • (October 24, 1938) He acted in the George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart's musical revue, "I'D Rather Be Right," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with George M. Cohan (President); Marie Nash; Austin Marshall; Ralph Glover; Paul Parks; Marion Green; Bijou Fernandez; Rene Giannone; Al Atkins; Robert Bleck; Jack Mills; Charles McLoughlin; Robert Less; John Cherry; Florenz Ames; Joseph Vitale; Georgie Tapps; Marie Louise Dana; Joseph Allen; Mary Jane Walsh; Lorraine Cater; Joe Verdi; Jack Reynolds; and Sol Black in the cast. Richard Rodgers was composer. Lorenz Hart was lyricist. Book by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. George S. Kaufman was director. Sam H. Harris was producer.

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