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Brooks Atkinson (1894–1984)

Brooks Atkinson was born on November 28, 1894 in Melrose, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Iceman Cometh (1960), On Stage! (1949) and Play of the Week (1959). He was married to Oriana MacIlveen. He died on January 14, 1984 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. See full bio »

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The Iceman Cometh
The Iceman Cometh Himself - Host
On Stage!
On Stage! Himself
Play of the Week
Play of the Week Himself - Introducer
Main Street to Broadway
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Author of "Broadway", a book about the history of Broadway from its beginnings to the date of the book's publication. See more »

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Vaudeville is a specialized technique that cannot be trifled with. Far from being an inferior form of entertainment, as some people snobbishly assume, it is a distinctive style with laws of its own. Fundamentally, it requires performers magnetic enough to dominate an enclosed area on s stage. They must be so exuberant or skillful that they can capture an audience's attention instantly and hold it... See more »


Received a Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his series of articles on the situation in the war-torn Soviet Union. See more »

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