Jesse White Poster

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  • (1943 - 1970) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1943) Stage Play: Sons and Soldiers. Drama. Written by Irwin Shaw. Scenic Design by Norman Bel Geddes. Directed by Max Reinhardt. Morosco Theatre: 4 May 1943- 22 May 1943 (22 performances). Cast: Stella Adler (as "Catherine Carnrick"), William Beach (as "Mr. Leverhook"), Albert Bergh (as "Catherine's Escort"), Ted Donaldson (as "Ernest Tadlock as a Child"), Geraldine Fitzgerald (as "Rebecca Tadlock"), Edward Forbes (as "Mark Lowry"), Martha Greenhouse (as "Miss Gillespie"), Sara Lee (as "Harris Marie"), Phyllis Hill (as "Carol"), Harriet Jackson (as "Alice"), Audrey Long (as "Dora Applegate"), Karl Malden (as "Matthew Graves"), Roderick Maybee (as "Anthony"), Joan McSweeney (as "Dora Applegate as a Child"), Millard Mitchell (as "Victor Carnrick"), Edward Nannery (as "The Mailman"), Gregory Peck (as "Andrew Tadlock"), Herbert Rudley (as "John Tadlock"), Bobbie Schenck (as "Lincoln Graves as a Child"), Leonard Sues (as "Lincoln Graves"), Kenneth Tobey (as "Ernest Tadlock"), Roy Dana Tracy (as "Minister"), Jesse White (as "The Salesman") [Broadway debut], Jack Willett (as "Andrew Tadlock as a Child"). Produced by Max Reinhardt, Norman Bel Geddes and Richard Meyers.
  • (1943) Stage Play: My Dear Public. Musical.
  • (1944) Stage Play: Mrs. Kimball Presents.
  • (1944) Stage Play: Helen Goes to Troy.
  • (1944) Stage Play: Harvey. Comedy. Written by Mary Chase. Scenic Design by John Root. Directed by Antoinette Perry. 48th Street Theatre: 1 Nov 1944- 15 Jan 1949 (1775 performances). Cast: Frank Fay (as "Elwood P. Dowd"), Josephine Hull, Dora Clement (as "Betty Chumley"), Robert Gist (as "E.J. Lofgren"), Frederica Going (as "Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet"), Lawrence Hayes (as "Mr. Peeples"), John Kirk (as "Judge Omar Gaffney"), Fred Irving Lewis (as "William R. Chumley, M.D."), Tom Seidel (as "Lyman Sanderson, M.D."), Eloise Sheldon (as "Miss Johnson"), Janet Tyler (as "Ruth Kelly, R.N"), Jane Van Duser (as "Myrtle Mae Simmons"), Jesse White (as "Duane Wilson"). Replacement actors: Wyrley Birch (as "Judge Omar Gaffney"), Ethel Britton (as "Betty Chumley"), Joe E. Brown (as "Elwood P. Dowd"), Jack Buchanan (as "Elwood P. Dowd"), Philip Carlyle (as "Lyman Sanderson, M.D."), Thomas Coley (as "Lyman Sanderson, M.D."), Mary Cooper (as "Ruth Kelly, R.N."), Mary Dallas (as "Myrtle Mae Simmons"), Russell Gold (as "E.J. Lofgren"), Lawrence Hayes (as "William R. Chumley, M.D."), Robert P. Lieb (as "Duane Wilson"), Marion Lorne (as "Veta Louise Simmons"), Helen Randall (as "Miss Johnson"), James Stewart (as "Elwood P. Dowd") [from 12 Jul 1947- ?], Allan Tower (as "William R. Chumley, M.D."), Anita Webb (as "Miss Johnson"). Produced by Brock Pemberton. Note: Filmed as Harvey (1950), Harvey (1972) (TV).
  • (1947) Stage Play: The Cradle Will Rock. Musical/drama (revival). Book by Marc Blitzstein. Music and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein. Musical Director: Howard Shanet. Directed by Howard Da Silva. Mansfield Theatre (moved to The Broadway Theatre from 28 Jan 1948- close): 26 Dec 1947- 7 Feb 1948 (34 performances). Cast: Jack Albertson (as "Yasha"), Lucretia Anderson (as "Chorus"), Leonard Bernstein (as "Clerk"), Howard Blaine (as "President Prexy"), Edward Bryce (as "Gent/Bugs"), Robert Burr (as "Chorus"), Taggart Casey (as "Cop"), Rex Coston (as "First Reporter"), Chandler Cowles (as "Dauber"), Stephen West (as "Downer Steve"), Alfred Drake (as "Larry Foreman"), Brooks Dunbar (as "Editor Daily"), John Fleming (as "Chorus"), Ray Fry (as "Professor Scoot"), Will Geer (as "Mr. Mister"), Edmund Hewitt (as "Professor Mamie"), Gil Houston (as "Second Reporter"), Jo Hurt (as "Sister Mister"), Dennis King Jr. (as "Junior Mister"), Marie Leidal (as "Sadie Polock"), Leslie Litomy (as "Professor Trixie"), Estelle Loring (as "Moll"), Harold Patrick (as "Reverend Salvation"), Robert Pierson (as "Doctor Specialist"), Michael Pollock (as "Chorus"), Germaine Poulin (as "Chorus"), Napoleon Reed (as "Chorus"), Walter Scheff (as "Gus Polock"), Hazel Shermet (as "Attendant's Voice"), Muriel Smith (as "Ella Hammer"), David Thomas (as "Harry Druggist"), Vivian Vance (as "Mrs. Mister"), Gwen Ward (as "Chorus'), Jesse White' (as "Dick"). Produced by Michael Myerberg.
  • (1948) Stage Play: Red Gloves.
  • (1969) Stage Play: The Front Page. Comedy (revival). Written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Directed by Harold J. Kennedy. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 18 Oct 1969- 28 Feb 1970 (158 performances + 6 previews). Cast: Val Avery (as "Diamond Louis"), Peggy Cass (as "Mollie Malloy"), Bert Convy (as "Hildy Johnson, Herald Examiner"), Dody Goodman (as "Jennie"), Helen Hayes (as "Mrs. Grant"), Conrad Janis (as "Kruger, Journal of Commerce"), John McGiver (as "The Mayor"), Robert Ryan (as "Walter Burns"), James Flavin, Harold J. Kennedy (as "Bensinger, Tribune"), Charles White, Bruce Blaine, Jack Collard, Patrick Desmond, Walter Flanagan, Joseph George, Will Gregory, Bob Larkin, Kendall March, Robert Milli, Robert Riesel, Ed Riley, Arnold Stang (as "Mr. Pincus"). Replacement actor: Jesse White (as "The Mayor") [from 19 May 1969 to close]. Produced by Jay H. Fuchs, Jerry Schlossberg and Albert Zuckerman. Produced in association with Roland Mattson. Associate Producer: Bruce Diamond and Fred Menowitz.
  • (1970) Stage Play: Harvey. Comedy (revival). Written by Mary Chase. Directed by Stephen Porter. ANTA Playhouse: 24 Feb 1970- 2 May 1970 (79 performances + 8 previews). Cast: James Stewart (as "Elwood P. Dowd"), Marian Hailey, Helen Hayes, John C. Becher, Dorothy Blackburn, Dort Clark, Mariclare Costello, Henderson Forsythe, Joe Ponazecki, Peggy Pope, Jesse White (as "Duane Wilson") [final Broadway role]. Produced by ANTA and Edward Hambleton.
  • (1967 - 1988) Starred in television commercials as the longest-running Maytag repairman, a role he played from 1967 to 1988. His image was also widely used by the company in billboards, print and display advertising.
  • (1961) TV Pilot: In 1961, he co-starred with John Lupton in a pilot called "K-Nine Patrol," an action series about two Baltimore cops and their police dogs.
  • (1967) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "The Odd Couple," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Henry Morgan in the cast.

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