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  • (1925 - 1968) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1932) Stage Play: Sunny. Musical comedy. Book by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. Musical Director: Gustave Salzer. Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett. Scenic Design by James Reynolds. Costume Design by James Reynolds. Dances arranged by Julian Mitchell and Dave Bennett. Marilyn Miller's Hunt Ball dance arranged by Alexis Kosloff. Eight Marilyn Miller Cocktails' dances arranged by Dorothy Tiller. Directed by Hassard Short. New Amsterdam Theatre: 22 Sep 1925- 11 Dec 1926 (517 performances). Cast: Marilyn Miller, Charles Angelo, Alfred Arnold, Russell Ash, Jean Audree, William Bennett, Alice Brady, Mary Brady, Elmer Brown, Irving Carter, Gordon B. Clarke, Virginia Clark, Joan Clement, Vera Colburn, May Cornes, Miriam Crosby, Elizabeth Darling, Beatrice De Shaw, Frank Doane, Jack Donohue, Nellie Douglas, Dorothy Durland, Walter Fairmont, Jeanne Fonda, Paul Frawley, Dean Freeman, Helene Gardner, Eddie Graham, Pauline Hall, Louis Harrison, Mary Hay, Grace Holt, Esther Howard, Wensley Johnston, Ray Justus, Pert Kelton, Julia Lane, Myrtle Lane, Helen McDonald, Trude Marr, Lucy Monroe, Lee Moore, Roy Moore, Bill O'Donnell, Donald Oltrash, 'Elsa Peterson', Nickie Pittell, Elva Pomfret, Richard Renaud, Phyllis Reynolds, Leila Riley, Minard Roosa, Don Rowen, Rita Royce, William Scholar Jr., Iris Smith, Peggy Soden, Harry Spencer, Hilda Wynn Stanley, Jet Stanley, Louise Starck, Marshall D. Sullivan, Marion Swords, Ward Tallman, Ayres Tavitt, Norma Taylor, Billy Walsh, Clifton Webb, Maxine Wells, Ted Wenning, Doris Wentworth, James Wilson, Louis Yaeckel. Produced by Charles B. Dillingham.
  • (1927) Stage Play: The Five O'Clock Girl. Musical comedy. Book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson. Music by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar. Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Musical Director: Gus Salzer. Choreographed by Jack Haskell. Assistant Choreographer: Daniel Dare. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Scenic Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Entire production under the supervision of Philip Goodman. 44th Street Theatre (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 16 Apr 1928 to close): 10 Oct 1927- 2 Jun 1928 (280 performances). Cast: Russell Ash, Michael Barroy, Louis John Bartels, Chester Bennett, Albert Birk, Marian Bonnell, Marion Booth, Dorothy Brown, Arthur C. Budd, Mary Carlton, Charles Conklin, Myrtle Cox, Daniel Dare (as "Ronnie Webb"), Daye Dawne, Lola De Lille, Helen Deane, Allys Dwyer, Mary Eaton (as "Patricia Brown"), Dorothy Fitzgibbon, Gloria Gilbert, Buddie Haines, Raymond Hall, Evelyn Hannons, Virginia Hassell, Leo Howe, Jack Hughes, Elizabeth Janeway, Carl Judd (as "Policeman"), Jack Kay, Ethel Kelly, Pert Kelton (as "Susan Snow"), Myrtle Lane, Jane Lauderdale, Sam Lee, Helen Madigan, Jessie Madison, Pauline Maxwell, Arthur May, Fred Maye, Frank McNellis, Verdi Milli, Helen Mirtel, Virginia Moore, Bobby Morris, Virginia Mortimer, Alice O'Brien, Gwen Orlando, June Paget (as "Ensemble"), Marjorie Phillips, Mary Phillips, Ruby Poe, Alice Raisen, June Ray, Helen Sanderson, Ted Schultz, Al Shaw, Oscar Shaw, Rosemary Sill, Lowell Stray, Audrey Sturges, Elizabeth Surran, Frances Thress, Philip Tiltman, Vera Trett, Elsa Varga, Vahrah Verba, Billy Walsh, Brownie Walsh, Betty Waxton, Ted White, Biddy Wilkenson, Mary Williams. Produced by Philip Goodman.
  • (1932) Stage Play: The Dubarry. Musical/operetta. Lyrics by Rowland Leigh. Music by Carl Millocker. Music arranged by Theo Mackaben. Libretto adapted by Rowland Leigh and Desmond Carter. From the German libretto of Paul Knepler and J.M. Willeminsky. Based on "Grafin Dubarry" by F. Zell and Richard Genee. Musical Director: Gustave Salzer. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Vincente Minnelli. Orchestra under direction of Gustave Salzer. Directed by Austin O. Huhn. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 22 Nov 1932- 4 Feb 1933 (87 performances). Cast: Charles Angelo (as "Baron Chamard"), Jean Audree (as "Suzanne/Lady of the Ensemble"), Fenton Barrett (as "Prince de Soubise"), Herman Belmonte (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Ethel Britton (as "Maid to Madame DuBarry/Lady of the Ensemble"), Nana Bryant (as "Marechale de Luxenbourg"), John Clarke (as "Comte Lammond"), Patricia Clarke (as "Ninon/Lady of the Ensemble"), Joyce Coles (as "La Camargo"), Harold Crane (as "Comte Bordeneau"), L. Davis (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Madaline De Sauter (as "Lady of the Ensemble"), Henry Devitt (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Max Figman (as "Duc de Choiseul"), Melba Forsythe (as "Elise/Lady of the Ensemble"), Mildred Gethers (as "Lady of the Ensemble"), Mildred Gethins (as "Landlady"), Clare Gould (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Marion Green (as "Louis XV"), Ruth Haidt (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Ruth Hale (as "Lady of the Ensemble"), J. Horn (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Lo Iven (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Pert Kelton (as "Margot"), Jeane Kroll (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Verta Kunkel (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Jack Lee (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Stanley Lipton (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Eleanor Manning (as "Violet/Lady of the Ensemble"), Marjory Marlow (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Howard Marsh (as "Rene Lavallery"), Paula Maysak (as "Lady of the Ensemble"), Marjory Miller (as "Lady of the Ensemble"), Tully Millet (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Grace Moore (as "Jeanne"), Robinson Newbold (as "Marquis de la Marche"), Iris Newton (as "Gwen May/Lady of the Ensemble"), Leslie Ostrander (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Paul Owen (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), James Philips (as "Comte Fragonard"), Roberta Pierre (as "Therese/Lady of the Ensemble"), Rolande Poucel (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Helen Raymond (as "Madame Sauterelle"), Jack Rees (as "Prince Lavery"), M. Remnek (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Marie Rio (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Lolita Robertson (as "Madame Libille"), Arthur Roland (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Carl Rose (as "Gentleman of the Ensemble"), Alexis Sandersen (as "Hubert Oronais"), Marion Santre (as "Josephine/Lady of the Ensemble"), Len Saxon (as "La Jeune Moreau"), May Sigler (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Georgine Stokes (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Vivian Vernon (as "Sophie/Lady of the Ensemble"), Percy Waram (as "Comte DuBarry"), Alma Wertley (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Esther Whetton (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Craig Williams (as "Maitre Cascal"), Jerry Williams (as "Dorothea Berke Ballet"), Helen Withers (as "Didine/Lady of the Ensemble"). Produced by Morris Green and Tillie Leblang. Produced by arrangement with Crescendo Theatreverlag.
  • (1940) Stage Play: All in Fun. Musical revue.
  • (1942) Stage Play: Guest in the House. Drama.
  • (1943) Stage Play: Lady, Behave! Written by Alfred Golden. Scenic Design by Frederick Fox. Directed by Alfred Golden. Cort Theatre (moved to The Ambassador Theatre from 21 Nov 1943- close): 16 Nov 1943- 4 Dec 1943 (23 performances). Cast: Lois Dow (as "Margaret Bannington"), Thomas Hume (as "Mike Rogers"), Pert Kelton (as "Louise Morton"), J. Warren Lyons (as "Dr. Baker"), Dan Niels (as "Inspector Weiskopf"), Jack Sheehan (as "George Morton"), Madge Skelly (as "Mrs. Lansing"), Carol Stone (as "Miss Shaw"), Karl Weber (as "Roland Talbert"), Norma Winters (as "Miss Jones"). Produced by Hugh Bennett.
  • (1957) Stage Play: The Music Man. Musical comedy. Material adaption by Meredith Willson. Music by Meredith Willson. Lyrics by Meredith Willson. Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Laurence Rosenthal. Musical Director: Herbert Greene. Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene. Additional orchestrations by Sidney Fine, Irwin Kostal, Seymour Ginzler and Walter Eiger. Choreographed by Onna White. Directed by Morton Da Costa. Majestic Theatre (moved to The Broadway Theatre from 17 Oct 1960 to close): 19 Dec 1957- 15 Apr 1961 (1375 performances). Cast: Robert Preston (as "Harold Hill"), David Burns, Barbara Cook, Pert Kelton (as "Mrs. Paroo"), Pamela Abbott, Joan Bowman, Elisabeth Buda, Danny Carroll, Alice Clift, Ronn Cummins, Nancy Davis, Babs Delmore, Robert Evans, Martha Flynn, James Gannon, Russell Goodwin, Penny Ann Green, Janet Hayes, Eddie Hodges (as "Winthrop Paroo"), Robert Howard, Peter Leeds, Jack Leigh, Robert Lenn, Vernon Lusby, Lynda Lynch, Jacqueline Maria, Bob Mariano, Pat Mariano, Gary Menteer, Peggy Mondo, Carl Nicholas, Hal Norman, Tom Panko, Marilyn Poudrier, Helen Raymond, Paul Reed, Vern Reed, Adnia Rice, Marie Santella, John Sharpe, Al Shea, Marilyn Siegel, Bill Spangenberg, Elaine Swann, Gerald Teijelo, Barbara Travis, Wayne Ward, Babs Warden, Marlys Watters, Vernon Wendorf, Barbara Williams, Roy Wilson, Iggie Wolfington, Dusty Worrall. Replacement actors during Majestic Theatre run included: Eddie Albert (as "Harold Hill"), Paul Ford (as "Mayor Shinn"). Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden. Co-Producer: Herbert Greene. Produced in association with Frank Productions Inc.
  • (1960) Stage Play: Greenwillow. Musical comedy/fantasy.
  • (1961) Stage Play: Come Blow Your Horn. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Stanley Prager. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 22 Feb 1961- 6 Oct 1962 (677 performances + 1 preview). Cast: Hal March (as "Alan Baker"), Warren Berlinger (as "Buddy Baker"), Lou Jacobi, Pert Kelton, Sarah Marshall (as "Connie Dayton") [final Broadway role], Carolyn Brenner (as "A Visitor"), Arlene Golonka. Replacement actors: Audrey Christie (as "Mrs. Baker"), Joel Grey (as "Buddy Baker") [Broadway debut], Henrietta Jacobson (as "Mrs. Baker"), Tom Poston (as "Alan Baker") [from 16 Jul 1962- ?], Natalie Ross (as "Connie Dayton"). Understudy: Millette Alexander (as "Connie Dayton/Peggy Evans"). Produced by William Hammerstein and Michael Ellis. Notes: (1) Exhibition of pastel drawings in promenade by Lou Jacobi. (2) Filmed by Paramount Pictures as Come Blow Your Horn (1963).
  • (1964) Stage Play: I Was Dancing. Written by Edwin O'Connor. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Stage Manager: May Muth. Directed by Garson Kanin. Lyceum Theatre: 8 Nov 1964- 21 Nov 1964 (16 performances + 5 previews that began on 3 Nov 1964). Cast: Orson Bean (as "Tom Considine"), David Doyle (as "Billy Ryan"), Barnard Hughes (as "Father Frank Feeley"), Pert Kelton (as "Delia Bresnahan"), Burgess Meredith (as "Daniel Considine"), Eli Mintz (as "Al Gottlieb"). Understudy: Richard Van Patton (as "Billy Ryan/Tom Considine"). Produced by David Merrick. Associate Producer: Samuel Liff.
  • (1965) Stage Play: Minor Miracle. Written by Al Morgan. Directed by Howard Erskine. Henry Miller's Theatre: 7 Oct 1965- 9 Oct 1965 (4 performances + 11 previews). Cast: Dennis King (as "Bishop William O'Leary"), Lee Tracy (as "Father Maurice Britt"), Robert H. Harris, Pert Kelton (as "Mrs. Doody"), Julie Bovasso, Zamah Cunningham (as "Mrs. Fuller"), Conard Fowkes, Glenn Scimonelli. Produced by Zev Bufman and Howard Erskine.
  • (1967) Stage Play: Spofford. Comedy. Written by Herman Shumlin. Based on the novel "Reuben, Reuben" by Peter DeVries. Directed by Herman Shumlin. ANTA Playhouse: 14 Dec 1967- 8 Jun 1968 (202 performances + 2 previews that began on 12 Dec 1967). Cast: Melvyn Douglas (as "Spofford"), Barbara Britton (as "Mrs. Beausigneur"), Pert Kelton (as "Mrs. Punck") [final Broadway role], Joen Arliss (as "Mrs. Crane"), Joseph Boland (as "Gromler"), Oceana Briggs (as "Second Customer"), Jan DeVries (as "Maid") [Broadway debut], Jerome Dempsey (as "Gowan McGland"), Tresa Hughes (as "Mare"), Carol Ann Lewis (as "First Customer"), Audra Lindley (as "Mrs. Springer"), Charles Maggiore (as "Committee Member"), Ian Martin (as "Hopwood/Committee Member"), Alan North (as "George"), Wallace Rooney (as "Pycraft"), Jeffrey Weiss (as "Tad") [Broadway debut], Penelope Windust (as "Geneva") [Broadway debut]. Understudies: Joen Arliss (as "Mare/Mrs. Springer"), Joseph Boland (as "Pycraft"), Oceana Briggs (as "Mrs. Punck"), Jan DeVries (as "Geneva"), Carol Ann Lewis (as "Mrs. Beausigneur"), Charles Maggiore (as "Gowan McGland"), Ian Martin (as "George"), Wallace Rooney (as "Spofford"), Robert Tananis (as "Tad"). Replacement cast: Dan Mason (as "Tad") [Understudy]. Produced by Zev Bufman. Produced in association with James Riley.
  • (1965) She acted in Al Morgan's play, "Minor Miracle," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Lee Tracy and Dennis King in the cast. Howard Erskine was director.

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