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Hassard Short (1877–1956)

He was one of the giants of the American Theatre in the first half of the 20th Century. Born in England, Hubert Hassard Short began his theatrical career there in 1895 and ventured to America six years later. He initially found work touring as a member and choreographer of John Drew's company, working his way onto Broadway as an actor up until the... See full bio »

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Known For

The Moth
The Moth A. Valentine Spencer
Woman's Place
Woman's Place Freddy Bleeker
The Turn of the Wheel
The Stronger Vow
The Stronger Vow Bibi Leroux


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 1921 Woman's Place
Freddy Bleeker
 1919 The Way of a Woman
Johnnie Flinch
 1919 The Stronger Vow
Bibi Leroux
 1918 The Turn of the Wheel
Wally Gage
 1917 The Moth
A. Valentine Spencer
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 1968 Wild Violets (TV Movie) (novel)

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Stage Play: Three's a Crowd. Musical revue. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Material by Howard Dietz. Lyrics by Howard Dietz. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch. Lighting Design by Hassard Short. Directed by Hassard Short. Selwyn Theatre: 15 Oct 1930- Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/272 performances). Cast: Fred Allen, Joan Clement, Marybeth Conoly... See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Broadway director and one-time actor. Short ranks as one of the giants of the Great White Way, who enjoyed a career that lasted from 1901-1953. One of his many career highlights was directing the stunning 1946 Broadway revival of "Show Boat", the longest-running revival up to that time.

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