Mother Lode. Drama. Written by Dan Totheroh
and George O'Neil. Directed by Melvyn Douglas
. Cort Theatre: 22 Dec 1934- Dec 1934 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Ivan Arbuckle (as "Yank"), Frank Baer (as "Ensemble"), Dorothy Bayley (as "Ensemble"), Louise Beaudet (as "Mrs. Schiller"), Beulah Bondi
(as "Mrs. Kate ...
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[on his aunts] I admired them unstintingly and modeled myself on them to some extent, I think - and they in turn came to treat me like a son.
Son of Lena Priscilla (Shackelford) and Edouard Gregory Hesselberg. His father, a Jewish emigrant from Riga, Latvia, was a prominent concert pianist and composer, who taught at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and encouraged his son to be a musician. Melvyn's mother, born in Tennessee, was the daughter of a Union Army Officer, and was descended from Mayflower passengers. She wanted him to take ...
He often played smooth characters with a strong sense of humor