Lilly Of The Valley. Written by Ben Hecht
. Directed by Ben Hecht. Windsor Theatre: 26 Jan 1942- 31 Jan 1942 (8 performances). Cast: Katharine Bard (as "Frances"), Clay Clement
(as "Lt. Balboa"), Edmund Dorsey (as "Smaley"), Minnie Dupree
(as "Emma Jolonick"), David Hoffman (as "Willie"), Eugene Keith (as "Mr. Whittleson"),
Did You Know?
He was blacklisted in the early 1950s, primarily for his involvement with the Federal Theatre Project, the West Coast Actor's Lab and other theatrical groups alleged by various right-wing organizations to be Communist "fronts" during the McCarthy-era witch-hunts of that time. He worked through the 1950s and 1960s as an acting teacher, with James Earl Jones
being one of his students.