IMDb > Effie Shannon > Other works
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Other works for
Effie Shannon More at IMDbPro »

Other works
(1886- 1944). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1886). Stage Play: Tangled Lives. Unknown venue/production dates, but confirmed to be Effie Shannon's stage debut.

(1889). Stage Play: Shenandoah. Written by Bronson Howard. Star Theatre (moved to Proctor's Theatre from 21 Oct 1889 to close): 9 Sep 1889- 19 Apr 1890 (250 performances). Cast: Viola Allen (as "Gertrude Ellingham"), G.W. Bailey, William Barnes, J.O. Barrows, C.C. Brandt, Nanette Comstock, W.J. Cummings, W.L. Dennison, Dorothy Dorr, Esther Drew, Alice B. Haines, Harry Harwood, Mrs. C.A. Haslam, Lucius Henderson (as "Robert Ellingham"), John E. Kellerd (as "Captain Thornton"), Wilton Lackaye (as "General Haverhill"), G. Maxwell, Henry Miller (as "Kerchival West"), Morton Selten (as "Captain Heartsease") [Broadway debut], Effie Shannon (as "Jenny Buckthorn"), W.H. Thorn. Produced by Charles Frohman [earliest known Broadway credit].

(1893). Stage Play: The Moth and the Flame. Drama. Fifth Avenue Theatre: 26 Jan 1893- unknown (unknown performances). Cast (as known): Herbert Kelcey, Effie Shannon.

(1893). Stage Play: A Woman of No Importance. Comedy. Written by Oscar Wilde. Miner's Fifth Avenue Theatre: 11 Dec 1893- Jan 1894 (unknown performances). Cast: Maurice Barrymore (as "Lord Illingworth"), Mrs. D.P. Bowers, Rose Coghlan (as "Mrs. Arbuthnot"), Ada Dyas, Effie Shannon (as "Hester Worsley"), Robert Taber. Produced by Rose Coghlan.

(1894). Stage Play: The Check Book. Written by Charles Coghlan. Hoyt's Theatre: 9 May 1894- 16 May 1894 (unknown performances). Cast: Rose Coghlan, Joseph Holland, Effie Shannon.

(1895). Stage Play: Gossip. Drama. Written by Leo Ditrichstein and Clyde Fitch. Palmer's Theatre: 11 Mar 1895- unknown (unknown performances). Cast included: Lily Langtry, Eben Plympton, Effie Shannon.

(1896). Stage Play: A Fool of Fortune. Drama. Written by Martha Morton. Miner's Fifth Avenue Theatre: 30 Nov 1896- unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Edwin Arden (as "Count de Cluny"), William H. Crane (as "Elisha Cunningham"), Kate Lester (as "Mrs. Cunningham"), F.F. MacKay (as "Ezekiel Powers"), Boyd Putnam (as "Karl Worresdorf"), Effie Shannon (as "Marjorie"), Dallas Tyler (as "Jennie").

(1897). Stage Play: A Coat of Many Colors. Drama. Written by Madeleine Lucette Ryley. Wallack's Theatre: 13 Sep 1897- unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Herbert Kelcey, Effie Shannon (as "Marjorie").

(1898). Stage Play: The Moth and the Flame. Drama (revival).

(1901). Stage Play: My Lady Dainty. Drama. Written by Madeline Lucette Ryley. Hoyt's Theatre: 8 Jan 1901- Feb 1901 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: Edward Argyle, William Boag, Louise Bryant, Richard Dillon, William A. Evans, Willie Fink, Loretta Healy, Herbert Kelcey, Guy Bates Post, Ethel Sanborn, Effie Shannon, Winona Shannon, Isabel Waldron, William Weston.

(1901). Stage Play: Manon Lescaut. Drama. Written by Theodore Burt [credited as Theordore Burt Sayre], from the novel by Abbé Prévost. Directed by Max Freeman. Wallack's Theatre: 19 Mar 1901- Apr 1901 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Frank Andrews, Harrison Armstrong, Louise Ayres, William Boag, John Boniface, Frank Davis, Richard Dillon, Henry Dumont, Sanford Dwight, William Evans, Master Fink, Peter Griswold, De Gray Harris, Emil Hoch, Herbert Kelcey, Fred Kerby, Gaston Mervale [Broadway debut], May Monte Donico, Joseph Osborne, George C. Pearce, Frederick Perry, Guy Bates Post, Hugh Riley, Charles Robinson, Edith Sanborn, Effie Shannon, Winona Shannon, Isabel Waldron. Note: This work has been filmed at least 30 times (mostly by Italian and French film companies), beginning with Manon Lescaut (1908) by Le Nazionale Films (Italy).

(1902). Stage Play: Her Lord and Master. Drama. Written by Martha Morton. Scenic Design by Homer Emens. Manhattan Theatre: 24 Feb 1902-Apr 1902 (closing date unknown/69 performances). Cast: Percy Brooke, E.L. Caton, Archie Curtis, Ida Darling, Douglas Fairbanks [Broadway debut], Herbert Kelcey (as "Viscount Canning"), Robert Rogers, Hattie Russell, Morton Selten, Effie Shannon (as "Indiana Stillwater"), Winona Shannon, Isabel Waldron. Produced by Henry C. Pierce. Note: Filmed as Her Lord and Master (1921).

(1904). Stage Play: Taps. Written by Charles Swickard [earliest Broadway credit]. Based on "Zapfenstreich" by Franz Adam Beyerlein. Lyric Theatre: 17 Sep 1904- Oct 1904 (closing date unknown/25 performances). Cast: Harry M. Blake, Archie Curtis, Paul Everton, Herbert Kelcey, Andrew Le Duc, Robert Loraine, Ernest J. Mack, Aubrey Noyes, Albert Sackett, Effie Shannon, Ruddy J. Struck, Charles Swickard, A.R. Voigt, W.R. Walters, W.H. Webber, W.B. Woodhall. Produced by Sam S. Shubert.

(1906). Stage Play: The Daughters of Men. Drama. Written by Charles Klein. Astor Theatre: 19 Nov 1906- Jan 1907 (closing date unknown/59 performances). Cast: Joseph Adelman, Carl Ahrendt, Edwin Brandt, Frank Brownlee, Ralph Delmore, George W. Deyo, Dorothy Donnelly (as "Louise Stolbeck"), Grace Filkins, J.H. Howland, Orrin Johnson (as "John Stedman"), Herbert Kelcey, Kate L. McLaurin [Broadway debut], E.W. Morrison, George Parsons, Lynn Pratt, Effie Shannon (as "Grace Crosby"). Produced by Henry B. Harris.

(1907). Stage Play: Widower's Houses. Written by George Bernard Shaw. Herald Square Theatre: 7 Mar 1907- Mar 1907 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Frank Davis, Ferdinand Gottschalk, William F. Hawtrey, Herbert Kelcey (as "Cokane"), Henry Kolker (as "Trench"), Effie Shannon (as "Blanche"), Aelyn Wesley, Harold Williams. Produced by Sam S. Shubert and Lee Shubert Inc.

(1911). Stage Play: The Learned Ladies. Written by Molière, as adapted by Curtis Hidden Page. Lyric Theatre: 9 Nov 1911- unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Hylton Allen, Lionel Belmore, Alice Coburn, Edward Emery, Fred Eric, Charlotte Granville, Frank Hardin, Herbert Kelcey, Renee Kelly, Sheldon Lewis, Donald Robertson, Effie Shannon, Eugenie Woodward. Produced by The Drama Players.

(1911). Stage Play: The Thunderbolt (Revival). Written by Arthur Wing Pinero. Lyric Theatre: 16 Nov 1911- unknown (unknown performances). Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.

(1912). Stage Play: Years of Discretion. Comedy. Written by Frederic Hatton and Fanny Hatton. Directed by David Belasco. Belasco Theatre: 25 Dec 1912- Jun 1912 (closing date unknown/190 performances). Cast: Lyn Harding (as "Christopher Dallas"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Farrell Howard"), Mabel Bunyea (as "Anna Merkel") [Broadway debut], Grace Edmondston (as "Bessie Newton"), E.M. Holland (as "Metz"), Herbert Kelcey (as "John Strong"), Bruce McRae (as "Michael Doyle"), Robert McWade (as "Amos Thomas"), Grant Mitchell (as "Farrell Howard Jr."), Ethel Pettit (as "Lily Newton"), Alice Putnam (as "Mrs. Margaret Brinton"). Produced by David Belasco.

(1915). Stage Play: Children of Earth. Written by Alice Brown. Booth Theatre: 12 Jan 1915- Feb 1915 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: A.E. Anson, Reginald Barlow, Kate Jepson, Herbert Kelcey, Effie Shannon, Gilda Varesi Archibald, Theodor Von Eltz, Olive Wyndham, Cecil Yapp. Produced by Winthrop Ames.

(1916). Stage Play: Pollyanna. Written by Catherine Chisholm Cushing from the novel by Eleanor H. Porter. Hudson Theatre: 18 Sep 1916- Dec 1916 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Harry Barfoot, Jessie Busley, Patricia Collinge, Stephen Davis, Maude Granger, Taylor Graves, Maud Hosford, Herbert Kelcey, Philip Merivale, Effie Shannon, Helen Weathersby. Produced by George C. Tyler and Klaw & Erlanger.

(1918). Stage Play: Under Orders. Written by Berte Thomas. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 20 Aug 1918- Jan 1919 (closing date unknown/167 performances). Cast: Shelly Hull, Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Ford/Frau Hartzmann"). Produced by A.H. Woods.

(1920). Stage Play: Mamma's Affair. Comedy. Written by Rachel Barton Butler. Little Theatre: 19 Jan 1920- Apr 1920 (closing date unknown/98 performances). Cast: Amelia Bingham, Robert Edeson, Katherine Kaelred, George Le Guere, Little Billy, Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Orrin"), Ida St. Leon. Produced by Oliver Morosco.

(1920). Stage Play: Heartbreak House. Comedy. Written by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Dudley Digges. Garrick Theatre: 10 Nov 1920- Feb 1921 (closing date unknown/125 performances). Cast: Dudley Digges (as "Boss Mangan"), Fred Eric, Albert Perry (as "Captain Shotover"), Erskine Sanford (as "Mazzini Dunn"), Effie Shannon (as "Hesione Hushabye"), Henry Travers (as "Burglar"), Lucile Watson (as "Lady Utterword"), Helen Westley (as Nurse Guiness"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.

(1921). Stage Play: The Detour. Drama. Written by Owen Davis. Directed by Augustin Duncan. Astor Theatre: 23 Aug 1921- Sep 1921 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Harry Andrews, Eva Condon, Claude Cooper, Augustin Duncan, Angela McCahill, Willard Robertson, Effie Shannon (as "Helen"), James Waters, Leon Watsky. Produced by J.J. Shubert and Lee Shubert.

(1923). Stage Play: The Other Rose. Written by George Middleton Based on the French by 'Edouard Bourdet'. Scenic Design by George Hadden. Morosco Theatre: 20 Dec 1923- Mar 1924 (closing date unknown/84 performances). Cast: Fay Bainter (as "Rose Coe"), Henry Hull (as "Tony Mason, her son"), Andrew J. Lawlor Jr. (as "Johnny Coe, her brother"), Harry MacFayden (as "Gideon, the gardener"), Carlotta Monterey (as "Rose Helen Trot"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Mason"), Maud Sinclair (as "Etty Doolittle"), Ernest Stallard (as "Prof. Andrew Coe, her father"). Produced by David Belasco. Produced in association with William H. Harris Jr.

(1924). Stage Play: She Stoops to Conquer. Comedy (revival). Written by Oliver Goldsmith'. Scenic design by Norman Bel Geddes. General Stage Manager: Alexander Leftwich. Empire Theatre: 9 Jun 1924- Jun 1924 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: A.G. Andrews (as "Roger"), Macklyn Arbuckle, Theodore Babcock (as "Thomas"), Harry Beresford (as "Aminadab"), Frazer Coulter (as "Sir Charles Marlow"), Dudley Digges (as "Squire Hardcastle"), Henry E. Dixey, Augustin Duncan (as "A Farmer"), Elsie Ferguson, Ernest Glendinning (as "Tony Lumpkin"), Helen Hayes (as "Constance Neville"), J.M. Kerrigan (as "Slang"), Pauline Lord (as "A Maid"), Paul McAllister, Robert McWade (as "Tom Twist"), John Daly Murphy (as "Dick"), Milton Nobles, Jr., Selena Royle (as "A Bar-Maid"), John Davenport Seymour, Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Hardcastle"), Basil Sydney (as "Young Marlow"), Francis Wilson. Produced by The Players Club. Produced under the direction of William Seymour. Note: One of the most durable (and oldest) productions in Broadway history. Work first performed in 1773, with the first revival mounted in 1861. This was the 5th revival to date.

(1924). Stage Play: In His Arms. Comedy. Written by Lynn Starling. Fulton Theatre: 13 Oct 1924- Nov 1924 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Elliot Cabot, Geoffrey Kerr, Margaret Lawrence, Edna May Oliver, Mary Perry, Sallie Sanford, Effie Shannon, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Vernon Steele, Grant Stewart. Produced by Sam Harris.

(1924). Stage Play: The Youngest. Comedy. Written by Philip Barry. Directed by Robert Milton. Gaiety Theatre: 22 Dec 1924- 23 Mar 1925 (104 performances). Cast: Jay Fassett, Paul Harvey, Henry Hull, Alice John, Beatrice Miles, Effie Shannon (as "Charlotte Winslow"), Verree Teasdale, Genevieve Tobin, Harold Vermilyea. Managing director: Arthur Hornblow Jr..

(1926). Stage Play: The Pearl of Great Price. Drama. Written by Robert McLaughlin. Directed by J.C. Huffman. Century Theatre: 1 Nov 1926- Nov 1926 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Myrtle Adams (as "Folly"), Herbert Ashton (as "Smug"), Lee Beggs (as "Vulgarity"), Irma Bertrand (as "Flirt"), Amelia Bingham (as "Shame"), Sydna Black (as "Flip"), Lalive Brownell (as "Primp/Prudence"), Millie Butterfield (as "Slander"), Kathleen Cambridge (as "Preen"), Claudette Colbert (as "Pilgrim"), Marie Desyls (as "Lesbia"), Peter Doyle (as "Hunger/Bailiff"), William Dupont (as "Quill/Want"), 'Malcolm Fassett' (as "Truth"), Mrs. William Faversham (as "Envy"), Edward Favor (as "Greed"), Booth Franklin (as "Beggar/Blase/Despair"), 'Albert Froome' (as "Bore/Law"), Bernice Gardener (as "Lure"), Hazel Goodwin (as "Pert"), Elmer Grandin (as "Prejudice"), Frank Green (as "Idle Rich"), Julia Hoyt (as "Luxury"), Millie James (as "Loneliness"), Frances Kelly (as "Swirl"), Margot Kelly (as "Any Man's Sister"), Marion Kerby (as "Pander"), H. Kurasaki (as "Cringe"), Adele Le Roy (as "Primp"), Ross Neal (as "Queer"), John Nicholson (as "Adventure/Drink/Foreman of the Jury"), Dagmar Oakland (as "Beauty"), Eugene Ordway (as "Lust"), Florence Pendleton (as "Despair"), Marie Pettes (as "Pride"), Adele Ranson (as "Flounce"), Effie Shannon (as "Mother of Pilgrim"), Reginald Sheffield (as "Love"), Marcella Swanson (as "Vanity"), Richard Temple (as "Fame/Humanity"), Helen Tucker (as "Indolence"), Valdeo (as "Orgy"), Betty Webb (as "Smirk"), Mae Welch (as "Swish"), Irene Whipple (as "Wanton"). Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.

(1927). Stage Play: Trelawney of the 'Wells.' Comedy (revival). Written by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero. Directed by George C. Tyler. New Amsterdam Theatre: 31 Jan 1927- Mar 1927 (closing date unknown/56 performances). As "Miss Trefalger Gower." Produced by George C. Tyler.

(1927). Stage Play: L'Aiglon. Drama/tragedy (revival). Written by Edmond Rostand, as translated by Louis N. Parker. Cosmopolitan Theatre: 26 Dec 1927- Jan 1928 (closing date unknown/8 performances). As "Marie-Louise."

(1928). Stage Play: Her Unborn Child. Written by Howard McKent Barnes and Grace Hayward. Directed by Melville Burke. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 5 Mar 1928- Apr 1928 (closing date unknown/47 performances). Cast: Margaret Byers, Elisha Cook Jr. (as "Stewart Kennedy"), William Corbett, Pauline Drake, Theodore Hecht, Ivy Mertons, Lea Penman (as "Miss Conover"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Kennedy"). Produced by Majestic Productions Inc.

(1928). Stage Play: Good Boy. Musical. Music by Herbert P. Stothart. Material by Otto A. Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II' and Henry Myers. Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Musical Direction by Herbert P. Stothart. Choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Directed by Reginald Hammerstein. Hammerstein's Theatre: 5 Sep 1928- 13 Apr 1929 (253 performances). Cast: Bob Abbott, Alice Akers, Louise Allen, Joseph Ames, Mary Bay, Evelyn Bennett, Lester Bernard, Louise Blakeley, Lillian Burke, Charles Butterworth (as "Cicero Meakin"), Edward Buzzell (as "Walter Meakin"), Margaret Callan, Irene Carroll, Georgette Caryl, Virginia Case, Austin Clark, Sylvia Collinson, Aida Conkey, Henry Corsell, Billie Cortez, Arthur Craig, Betty Croke, Ruth Cunliffe, Phil Daly, Milton Douglas, Peggy Driscoll, Madelyn Eubanks, Rosemary Farmer, Jeanne Fayal, Loretta Flushing, Edwin Gaillard, Beryl Golden, Bobby Gorman, Muriel Greel, Muriel Griswold, Buddie Haines, Dan Healy, Sam Hearn, Jack Irwin, Dorothy Jocelyn, Helen Kane, Olive Kenyon, Grace La Rue, Mildred Lorrain, Ned Lynn, Tom Martin, Ruth Mason, Helene McGlynn, Lucille Mercier, Gordon Merrit, William Metz, Ariel Millars, Borrah Minevitch, Dick Neely, Barbara Newberry, Dolores Nito, Jack O'Hare, Mabel Olsen, Elsie Percival, Boo Phelps, Gus Quinlan, Alice Raisen, Howard Raymond, Stan Rock, Bunny Schum, Effie Shannon (as "Ma Meakin"), Neil Stone, Arthur Sullivan, Morris Tepper, Jean Unger, Dorothy Ward, Flo White, Will Withe, Kay Wolf, Betty Wright. Produced by Arthur Hammerstein.

(1929). Stage Play: Merry Andrew. As "Ernestine Aiken."

(1929). Stage Play: The House of Fear. Mystery/farce. Written by Wall Spence. Directed by Elmer H. Brown. Theatre Republic: 7 Oct 1929- Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Clay Clement (as "Morton"), Barbara Gray, James McLaughlin, Lea Penman (as "Paula Knox"), Effie Shannon (as "Madame Zita"), Cecil Spooner, Frank Thomas, Maury Tuckerman, Gordon Westcott (as "Craig Kendall"), Harry Worth. Produced by Ray Productions, Inc.

(1930). Stage Play: That's the Woman. Written by Bayard Veiller. Directed by Lester Lonergan. Fulton Theatre: 3 Sep 1930- Sep 1930 (closing date unknown/29 performances). Produced by Charles B. Dillingham.

(1931). Stage Play: The Admirable Crichton. Comedy/satire (revival). Written by J.M. Barrie. Directed by William Postance. New Amsterdam Theatre: 9 Mar 1931- Apr 1931 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Fay Bainter (as "Lady Mary Lasenby"), Sybil Campbell (as "Ensemble"), Charles Chase (as "Ensemble"), Clay Cody (as "Ensemble"), Phyllis Connard (as "Lady Agatha Lasenby"), Guy Cunningham (as "Ensemble"), William Dale (as "Tompsett"), Hubert Druce (as "The Bard of Loam"), J.C. Dunn (as "Reverend John Treherne"), Alice Earhardt (as "Ensemble"), Judith Elder (as "Ensemble"), Ernest Glendinning (as "Hon. Ernest Wooley"), Gerald Hamer (as "Lord Brocklehurst"), Walter Hampden (as "Mr. Crichton"), Mary Hone (as "Lady Catherine Lasenby"), Harry Joyner (as "Naval Officer"), Maurice Lord (as "Ensemble"), Norma Lytell (as "Ensemble"), Vivian McGill (as "Ensemble"), Madge North (as "Ensemble"), Oriel Ross (as "Fisher"), Effie Shannon (as "Countess of Brocklehurst"), George Smithfield (as "Ensemble"), Estelle Winwood (as "Tweeny"). Produced by George C. Tyler. Produced in association with The Erlanger Interests.

(1932). Stage Play: The Fatal Alibi. Mystery/drama. Written by Michael Morton, from "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" by Agatha Christie. American audience adaptation by John Anderson. Directed by Charles Laughton [U.S. directorial debut]. Booth Theatre: 8 Feb 1932- 1 Mar 1932 (24 performances). Cast: Jane Bramley (as "Ursula Bourne"), Lawrence H. Cecil (as "Inspector Davies"), Andree Corday (as "Margot"), Edward Crandall (as "Geoffrey Raymond"), Lowell Gilmore (as "Captain Ralph Paton"), Kenneth Hunter, Moffat Johnston (as "Dr. Sheppard"), Charles Laughton (as "Hercule Poirot"), A.C. Fotheringham-Lysons (as "Mr. Hammond"), Lionel Pape (as "Sir Roger Ackroyd"), Donald Randolph (as "Parker"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Ackroyd"), Helen Vinson (as "Caryl Sheppard"), Jane Wyatt (as "Flora"). Produced by Jed Harris.

(1932). Stage Play: The Truth About Blayds. Tragedy. As "Marion Blayds-Conway."

(1933). Stage Play: The Party's Over. Comedy. Written by Daniel Kusell. Directed by Howard Lindsay. Vanderbilt Theatre: 27 Mar 1927- May 1933 (closing date unknown/48 performances).

(1934). Stage Play: The Shatter'd Lamp. Drama. Written by Leslie Reade. Directed by Hyman Adler. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 21 Mar 1934- Apr 1934 (closing date unknown/37 performances). Cast: Jack Arnold (as "Second Storm Trooper"), Walden Boyle (as "First Storm Trooper"), Horace Braham (as "Roman"), Jane Bramley (as "Louisa Muller"), John Buckler (as "Johannes von Rentzau"), Owen Davis Jr. (as "Karl Opal"), Walter Dressel, Simeon Greer, Moffat Johnston (as "Dr. Hans Muller"), Milton Luban, Guy Bates Post (as "Professor Fritz Opal"), Effie Shannon (as "Sophie"), Gilbert Squarey, Katherine Stewart, Paul Thorne. Produced by Hyman Adler and Comesy Productions, Inc.

(1934). Stage Play: But Not For Love. Drama. Written by Geraldine Emerson. Directed by Shepard Traube. Empire Theatre: 26 Nov 1934- Dec 1934 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Hortense Alden (as "Lois Dodd"), Helen Brooks (as "Patricia Dodd"), Walter Greaza (as "Jeff Dodd"), Ray Harper (as "Will Dodd"), Ben Lackland (as "Sam Parker"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Dodd"). Produced by Shephard Traube.

(1935). Stage Play: Bitter Oleander. Drama. Written by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Translated by José A. Weissman. Scenic Design by Cleon Throckmorton. Directed by Irene Lewisohn. Lyceum Theatre: 11 Feb 1935- Mar 1935 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Alice Ann Baker (as "Neighbor"), Marian Barnes (as "Spinning Girl"), Edgar Barrier (as "Novio, The Bridegroom"), Genevieve Belasco (as "Leonardo's Wife's Mother"), Grace Carey (as "Spinning Girl"), Thomas Coffin Cooke (as "Novio's Father"), Louise Glover (as "Leonardo's Wife"), Jane Haverhill (as "Second Girl"), Eric Kelton (as "Woodcutter"), William Lawson (as "Leonardo"), Eugenie Leontovich (as "Novia, The Bride"), Yisrol Libman (as "Woodcutter"), Rose Lieder (as "Girl"), Paul Mann (as "Second Man"), Sana Martin (as "Fifth Girl"), Dazma Minty (as "First Girl"), Nance O'Neil (as "Mother"), Effie Shannon (as "Servant"), Arthur Singer (as "Woodcutter"), Dora Southern Third Girl"), Beatrice St. Ives (as "Spinning Girl"), Gertrude Stone (as "Fourth Girl"), Jerome Thor (as "First Man"), Ludmila Toretzka [credited as Ludmilla Toretzka] (as "Woman"). Produced by The Neighborhood Playhouse.

(1935). Stage Play: Parnell. Historical drama. Written by Elsie T. Schauffler. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 11 Nov 1935- Feb 1936 (closing date unknown/99 performances). Cast included: Phyllis Connard, George Curzon, Walter Holbrook, Effie Shannon. Produced by Robinson Smith and Frederick W. Ayer. Note: Play sold to MGM as a Clark Gable vehicle, Parnell (1937). It became the biggest flop in that studio's history to date (possibly excluding the troubled inherited production of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), whose costs were not revealed). Gable regarded it as his worst film and it nearly led to his refusing Gone with the Wind (1939).

(1936). Stage Play: Parnell. Historical drama (revival). Written by Elsie T. Schauffler. Staged by Robinson Smith and Frederick Ayer. Directed by Robinson Smith and Frederick Ayer. 48th Street Theatre: 4 May 1936- Jun 1936 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Edith Barrett, Hugh Bigelow, Gordon Burby, Gage Clarke, Phyllis Connard, Enid Cooper, John Emery (as "Captain William Henry O'Shea"), Alexander Frank, Whitford Kane (as "Michael Davitt"), Denis King (as "Parnell"), Barry Macollum, Winston O'Keefe (as "Timothy Healy"), Clement O'Loghlen, Harry Redding (as "Mr. Stanley"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Benjamin Wood"), William Swetland (as "3rd Leader"), Charles Trexler. Produced by Pierce Power-Waters. Note: Filmed by MGM as Parnell (1937) as a Clark Gable vehicle.

(1936). Stage Play: The Wingless Victory. Tragedy. Written by Maxwell Anderson. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Empire Theatre: 23 Dec 1936- Mar 1937 (closing date unknown/110 performances). Cast: Walter Abel (as "Nathaniel McQueston"), Arthur Chatterdon (as "Jared Mungo"), Victor Colton (as "Van Zandt"), Katharine Cornell (as "Oparre"), Franklyn Davis, Claire Howard (as "Durian"), Lois Jameson, Barry Kelly (as "Happy Penny"), Ruth Matteson (as "Faith Ingalls"), Myron McCormick (as "Ruel McQueston"), Mary Michael (as "A Girl"), Theodroa Pleadwell (as "Letty"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. McQueston"), Kent Smith (as "Reverend Phineas McQueston"), John Winthrop, Helen Zelinskaya (as "Toala"). Produced by Katharine Cornell.

(1937). Stage Play: Barchester Towers. Comedy. Written by Thomas Job. Based on a novel by Anthony Trollope. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. Martin Beck Theatre: 30 Nov 1937- Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Ina Claire (as "Madeline Neroni"), Florence Edney (as "Mrs. Proudie"), Frederick Graham, J.M. Kerrigan (as "Archbishop"), Ruth Matteson (as "Eleanor Bold"), Damian O'Flynn, Effie Shannon (as "Miss Thorne"), Pamela Simpson, Henry Vincent, Mackenzie Ward (as "Ethelbert Stanhope"), John Williams (as "Mr. Slope"), Oswald Yorke (as "Dr. Stanhope"). Produced by Guthrie McClintic.

(1939). Stage Play: Jeremiah.

(1939). Stage Play: Morning's at Seven. Comedy. Written by Paul Osborn. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Joshua Logan. Longacre Theatre: 30 Nov 1939- 6 Jan 1940 (44 performances). Cast: Jean Adair (as "Cora Swanson"), John Alexander, Thomas Chalmers (as "Theodore Swanson"), Russell Collins (as "Carl Bolton"), Dorothy Gish (as "Aaronetta Gibbs"), Enid Markey (as "Myrtle Brown"), Kate McComb (as "Ida Bolton"), Effie Shannon (as "Esther Crampton"), Barry O'Moore (as "David Crampton"). Produced by Dwight Wiman.

(1940). Stage Play: Juno and the Paycock. Drama (revival). Written by Sean O'Casey. Scenic Design by Robert Edmond Jones. Directed by Arthur Shields. Mansfield Theatre: 16 Jan 1940- 13 Apr 1940 (105 performances). Cast: Sara Allgood (as "Juno Boyle"), Thomas Dillon (as "Jerry Devine"), Barry Fitzgerald (as "Captain Jack Boyle"), Jack Graham (as "Assistant Furniture Removal Man"), Charles Keenan (as "An Irregular Mobilizer"), Hale Norcross (as "Needle Nugent"), Aideen O'Connor (as "Mary Boyle"), Nancy O'Grady (as "Neighbour"), Grania O'Malley (as "Maisie Madigan"), George O'Regan (as "Neighbour"), Byron Russell (as "Furniture Removal Man"), Harry Selby Neighbour"), Lucien Self (as "Charles Bentham"), Effie Shannon (as "Mrs. Tancred"), Arthur Shields (as " Joxer Daly"), William Stone (as "Coal-Block Vendor, an Irregular"), Iris Whitney (as "Sewing Machine Vendor, an Irregular"), Harry Young (as "Johnny Boyle"). Produced by Edward Choate and Arthur Shields. Produced in association with Robert Edmond Jones.

(1940). Stage Play: Russian Bank. Comedy.

(1941). Stage Play: Arsenic and Old Lace. Comedy. Written by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Fulton Theatre (moved to The Hudson Theatre on 25 Sep 1943 to close): 10 Jan 1941- 17 Jun 1944 (1444 performances). Cast: Jean Adair (as "Martha Brewster"), John Alexander, Wyrley Birch (as "Rev. Dr. Harper"), Helen Brooks, Bruce Gordon, Henry Herbert (as "Mr. Gibbs"), Josephine Hull, Allyn Joslyn (as "Mortimer Brewster"), Boris Karloff (as "Jonathan Brewster"), William Parke, John Quigg, Anthony Ross, Edgar Stehli, Victor Sutherland. Replacement actors [during Fulton Theatre run]: Patricia Collinge (as "Abby Brewster"), Ashley Cooper (as "Mr. Witherspoon"), Laura Hope Crews (as "Abby Brewster") [from Jun 1942- ?], Minnie Dupree (as "Martha Brewster"), Harry Gribbon (as "Teddy Brewster"), Margaret Joyce (as "Elaine Harper") [from 15 Jun 1942- ?], Clinton Sundberg (as "Mortimer Brewster"), Erich von Stroheim (as "Jonathan Brewster") [from Jun 1942 - ?]. Replacement actors [during Hudson Theatre run]: Wallace Acton (as "Dr. Einstein"), Richard Bishop (as "Lieutenant Rooney"), Helen Brooks (as "Elaine Harper"), Solen Burry (as "Officer Klein"), Ross Chetwynd (as "Officer Brophy"), Blaine Cordner (as "Officer O'Hara"), Gilbert Douglas (as "Mr. Witherspoon"), Harry Gribbon (as "Teddy Brewster"), Herbert Ranson (as "The Rev. Dr. Harper"), Effie Shannon (as "Martha Brewster"), Joseph Sweeney (as "Jonathan Brewster"), Walter Wagner (as "Mortimer Brewster"). Produced by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as Arsenic and Old Lace (1944).


Update Page

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.
With our Resume service you can add photos and build a complete resume to help you achieve the best possible presentation on the IMDb.
Click here to add your resume and/or your photos to IMDb.


Browse biographies section by name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z