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Kenneth Macgowan (1888–1963)

Kenneth Macgowan was a theatrical producer who headed the Provincetown Playhouse in the 1920s with Eugene O'Neill, his close friend and Robert Edmond Jones. He produced plays on Broadway, giving Katherine Hepburn her first role. He moved out to Hollywood in the early 1930s, working for RKO, Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount Pictures. He produced... See full bio »

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Known For

Lifeboat Producer
Little Women Producer
La Cucaracha Producer
In Old Chicago Producer


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 1950 The Maya Through the Ages (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go (producer)
 1944 Lifeboat (producer)
 1943 Jane Eyre (producer - uncredited)
 1943 Happy Land (producer)
 1941 Belle Starr (producer)
 1941 Man Hunt (associate producer)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (associate producer)
 1940 Hudson's Bay (associate producer)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (associate producer)
 1940 Brigham Young (associate producer)
 1940 The Return of Frank James (associate producer)
 1940 Star Dust (producer)
 1939 Swanee River (associate producer)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone (associate producer)
 1939 Susannah of the Mounties (associate producer)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln (associate producer)
 1939 The Return of the Cisco Kid (producer)
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (associate producer)
 1938 Kidnapped (associate producer)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine (associate producer)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer (associate producer)
 1938 In Old Chicago (associate producer)
 1937 Love and Hisses (associate producer)
 1937 Wake Up and Live (associate producer)
 1937 This Is My Affair (associate producer)
 1936 Lloyd's of London (associate producer)
 1936 To Mary - with Love (associate producer)
 1936 Sins of Man (producer)
 1936 Half Angel (associate producer)
 1936 King of Burlesque (associate producer)
 1935 The Return of Peter Grimm (producer)
 1935 Jalna (producer)
 1935 Becky Sharp (producer)
 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon (producer)
 1935 Enchanted April (producer)
 1934 Anne of Green Gables (producer)
 1934 Wednesday's Child (associate producer)
 1934 La Cucaracha (Short) (producer)
 1934 Hat, Coat, and Glove (associate producer)
 1934 Murder on the Blackboard (associate producer - as Kenneth Macgowan)
 1934 Finishing School (associate producer)
 1934 Long Lost Father (associate producer)
 1933 If I Were Free (associate producer)
 1933 Little Women (associate producer)
 1933 Rafter Romance (associate producer)
 1933 Double Harness (associate producer)
 1933 The Great Jasper (associate producer)
 1933/I Topaze (associate producer)
 1932 Penguin Pool Murder (associate producer - as Kenneth MacGowan)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Was made associate editor of "Theatre Arts" magazine. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth MacGowan | Kenneth McGowan


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


Edna Behre

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