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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 Play of the Week (1959), The Iceman Cometh (1960) and On Stage! (1949). He was married to Oriana MacIlveen. He died on January 14, 1984 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Play of the Week Himself - Introducer
The Iceman Cometh Himself - Host
On Stage! Himself


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 1953 Main Street to Broadway
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 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Himself - Introducer
- The Iceman Cometh: Part 1 (1960) ... Himself - Introducer
 1960 The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie)
Himself - Host
 1949 On Stage! (Documentary short)
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 1966 The Face of a Genius (Documentary)

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He came out of retirement in 1965 to write his critical opinion--a favorable one--of the musical "Man of La Mancha". The review was published complete on the opening page of the original New York souvenir program of the show, as well as those of the first and second national touring companies. See more »

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In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. See more »


Has a theatre named after him in New York. See more »

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