Alexis Smith
Actress
Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith was a Canadian-born stage, film, and television actress. She appeared in several major Hollywood movies in the 1940s and had a notable career on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award in 1972.
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THEATER REVIEW | 'FOLLIES'; ‘Follies’ on Broadway - Review
NYTimes - over 5 years
Somewhere along the road from Washington to Broadway, the Kennedy Center production of “Follies” picked up a pulse. A vigorous heart now beats at the center of this revitalized revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim ’s 1971 musical, which opened on Monday night at the Marquis Theater. And though the subject is the ghosts of
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CORRECTIONS
NYTimes - over 5 years
An article last Sunday about the original production of the Stephen Sondheim musical ''Follies'' quoted incorrectly from comments by the playwright John Guare about his memories of the show. Mr. Guare commented on Yvonne DeCarlo's performances of ''Can That Boy Foxtrot!'' and ''I'm Still Here.'' He did not credit those performances to Alexis Smith,
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ARTS & LEISURE; Memories Of Great Gams Of the Past
NYTimes - over 5 years
EVERY Broadway musical has its originalists, the devotees who judge every subsequent production against the memory of the first one. The you-had-to-be-there contingent is particularly strong for ''Follies,'' Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 collaboration with the directors Harold Prince and Michael Bennett. Goldman's book and Mr.
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East is aiming for a big finish - Belleville News Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
Alexis Smith, a 6-3 junior, provides some imposing height on the right side. "She did not see a lot of action last year, so the teams that we play probably won't recognize her,'' Posey said. "It won't take her long to get some attention
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Kayla Smith works hard for DSC by day, Tuacahn by night - The Dixie Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Alexis Smith, Kayla Smith's sister and fellow actress, also loves performing. "[Kayla and I have] grown up dancing and it was always our artistic outlet, so it's a way for us to show emotion," Alexis Smith said. "It's also fun to create characters on
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Alexis Smith, former basketball director at Abyssinian Baptist Church ... - New York Daily News
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Longtime Abyssinian Church basketball director Alexis Smith (r.), 47, who is partially blind due to complications from diabetes, hands out school supplies last week in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Sitting in the dugout of the concrete ball
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'Win Win' winner - Denton Record Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
He provides a luxurious home for his wife (Alexis Smith) but embarrasses his teen son (Darryl Hickman) with his profession. Only an attempted robbery and a close call with financial disaster can restore his standing. Interesting character portrait
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Hornets split matches with Spain Park, Thompson - Shelby County Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Morgan Scott finished with eight digs and nine assists. Alexis Smith recorded seven digs and six assists. Chandler Horton had two digs and 15 assists. Kylie Beaubien finished with two digs and three blocks to go along with a team-high 16 assists
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Supporting actor Ralph Bellamy featured Aug. 14 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
1941's Dive Bomber is next at 2:30pm/1:30c starring Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Alexis Smith, Craig Stevens and Bellamy. It's the story of a military surgeon (Flynn) who teams with a high-ranking Navy flyer to develop a new high-altitude suit designed
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New Bloomfield students learn dangers posed by social websites - Fulton Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Cheerleaders listening intently to a state expert explain Internet safety at New Bloomfield High School Tuesday night are, from left, Alexis Smith, Keaira Ruppel, Nicole Dawson, and Ashlie Emerson. Photo by Don Norfleet. By Don Norfleet Students should
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2011 St. Patrick's Irish Festival - Syracuse.com
Google News - over 5 years
By The Post-Standard (From left) Gwen Dougherty, of Syracuse, Alexis Smith, of Onondaga, and Elizabeth Renno, of Liverpool, perform a three-hand reel, a traditional Irish dance, at the 2011 St. Patrick's Irish Festival at St. Patrick's School on
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East Tennessee Team Claims AAU 6th Grade Girls National Title - TricitiesSports.com
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TENNESSEE FLIGHT SELECT NAVY [41] – Quay Hines 3, Ciara Hollifield 4, Keondra Mckinney 9, Ryle Patterson 5, Blayke Schultz 14, Kara Meadows 2, Alexis Smith 3. MISSOURI VALLEY MAGIC [26] – Payton Richards 4, Paige Wells 1, Amanda Kearney 9, Emily Parker
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Now Playing: Daily Community Sports News - Muncie Star Press
Google News - over 5 years
... Julianne Frye, Nick Phillips, Jackson Adamowicz, Erich Ong, Bryce Smalley, Zachary Abrell, Gabriel Phipps, Aaron Perkins, John Gallatin, Jacob Clark, Zachariah Garrett, Alexis Smith, Jacob Miller, Alex Ramos, Ethan Wolfe, Peyton Byrum, Logan Drown,
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Honor rolls, dean's list: 6/30/2011 - Scranton Times-Tribune
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... Grace Perechinsky, Jaycee Perez, Nicholas Pfohl, Marissa Popis, Maria Ramos, Kendall Reinisch, Selena Ross, Gulnara Sadowski, Joseph Sekelsky, Sophia Shagoury, Alexis Smith, Bernard Smith, Melanie Souriyavong,Tyler Souriyavong, Christain Spathelf,
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Sondheim classic is Broadway-bound again - Providence Journal
Google News - over 5 years
The story of a reunion of former showgirls on the eve of their theater's demolition originally won seven Tonys, including Best Actress in a musical for star Alexis Smith and best score for Sondheim. No dates or ticketing information for performances
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Valley High School honor roll - DesMoinesRegister.com
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... Emily Shoesmith, Matthew Shultice, Benjamin Sieck, John Silka, Ryan Simon, Jaswinder Singh, Megan Skold, Moses Sloven, Haleigh Smejkal, Alexis Smith, Cecilia Smith, Ian Smith, Molly Smith, Nathan Smith, Oliver Smith, Porshea Smith, Matthew Smoldt,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 71
    Alexis Smith died of brain cancer in Los Angeles in 1993 on the day after her 72nd birthday.
    More Details Hide Details She had no children and her sole survivor was her husband of 49 years, actor Craig Stevens. Smith's final film, The Age of Innocence (1993), was released shortly after her death. Her body was cremated and her ashes were scattered over the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1988
    Age 66
    She also starred in the short-lived 1988 series Hothouse, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Cheers in 1990.
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  • 1984
    Age 62
    Smith had a recurring role on the television series Dallas as Clayton Farlow's sister, Lady Jessica Montford in 1984, and again in 1990.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1978
    Age 56
    Smith returned to the big screen with star billing at the age of 54 in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975) opposite Kirk Douglas, followed by The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane with Martin Sheen and Jodie Foster the following year and Casey's Shadow with Walter Matthau in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details One of her final film roles came in 1986, again with Douglas when he reunited with frequent co-star Burt Lancaster for a 1986 crime comedy, Tough Guys.
  • 1973
    Age 51
    Her stage career continued through the 1970s, with appearances in the 1973 all-star revival of The Women (1973), the short-lived re-working of William Inge's drama Picnic, re-titled Summer Brave (1975), and the ill-fated musical Platinum (1978), which earned Smith another Tony nomination for her performance but closed after a brief run.
    More Details Hide Details She then toured for more than a year as the madam in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, including a seven-month run in Los Angeles.
  • 1972
    Age 50
    In 1972, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 49
    Smith appeared on the cover of the May 3, 1971, issue of Time as the result of the critical acclaim for her singing and dancing role in Hal Prince's Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, which marked her long-awaited Broadway debut.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1955
    Age 33
    In her later years, Smith toured in several stage hits including the 1955 National company of Plain and Fancy, co-starring with her husband in Jean Kerr's Mary, Mary and Cactus Flower.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 22
    While Smith was under contract at Warner Bros., she met fellow actor Craig Stevens; they wed in 1944.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1940
    Age 18
    She was discovered in 1940 at Los Angeles City College, acting in a school production, by a Warner Brothers' talent scout.
    More Details Hide Details After being discovered by a talent scout while attending college, Smith was signed to a contract by Warner Bros. Her earliest film roles were uncredited bit parts, and it took several years for her career to gain momentum. Her first credited role was in the feature film Dive Bomber (1941), playing the female lead opposite Errol Flynn. Her appearance in The Constant Nymph (1943) was well received and led to bigger parts. During the 1940s, Smith appeared alongside some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in Gentleman Jim (1942) and San Antonio (1945) (in which she sang a special version of the popular ballad "Some Sunday Morning"), Fredric March in The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), Humphrey Bogart in Conflict (1945) and The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictionalized version of the life of Cole and Linda Porter in Night and Day (1946), and Bing Crosby in Here Comes the Groom (1951), her favorite role.
  • 1939
    Age 17
    Born in Penticton, British Columbia, to Gladys Mabel Fitz-Simmons (a Canadian) and Alexander Smith (a Scot), her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was about a year old. Her parents both became naturalized citizens in 1939, through which she derived her United States citizenship.
    More Details Hide Details Smith grew up in Southern California, attending Hollywood High School. When she was 13 she made her professional debut, performing ballet at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1921.
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