Irene Mayer Selznick
American theatre producer
Irene Mayer Selznick
Irene Mayer Selznick was an American theatrical producer.
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Paid Notice: Deaths SCHWALBE, MARY ANNE
NYTimes - over 7 years
SCHWALBE--Mary Anne, died on September 14, at age 75, of pancreatic cancer. She was an educator and advocate for refugees and displaced persons. She earned her A.B. from Radcliffe College. After working in theater for Irene Selznick and Frederick Brisson and The Playwrights Company, she joined the Radcliffe Admissions office and eventually became
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Asking Price of Fame: $12 Million; What Can Beat Location? Hepburn, Hepburn, Hepburn
NYTimes - over 13 years
To her fans, she will always be the actress who went from Bryn Mawr to Broadway and then on to Hollywood, where she earned four Oscars for best actress and starred in 43 films. But in her last will and testament, she identified herself simply as ''I, Katharine Hepburn, of Fenwick, Connecticut.'' Fenwick, a tiny borough by Long Island Sound, is the
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Hepburn: The Authorized (It Says Here) Version
NYTimes - over 13 years
KATE REMEMBERED By A. Scott Berg Illustrated. 370 pages. G. P. Putnam's Sons. $25.95. ''Kate Remembered'' is a strange hybrid: part biography, part memoir; part hagiography, part pathography; part affectionate tribute by a friend and fan; part name-dropping exercise in voyeurism, rushed into print two weeks after Katharine Hepburn's death. A. Scott
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Jean Dalrymple, Persuasive Dreamer Who Brought Theater to City Center, Dies at 96
NYTimes - over 18 years
Jean Dalrymple, who abandoned a nascent acting career to become a successful publicist, then an even more successful manager of concert artists and finally a dynamic producer of musicals and plays for City Center and other stages, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, across the street from City Center. She was 96. Miss Dalrymple's stature in the
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Dorothy H. Hirshon, 89, Dies; Socialite and Philanthropist
NYTimes - about 19 years
Dorothy Hart Hirshon, a glamorous figure in New York society from the 1920's through the 40's who later became active in social, human rights and political causes, died Thursday in an automobile accident while driving near her home in Glen Cove, on Long Island. She was 89. Frequently photographed and written about during her glittering earlier
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THEATER REVIEW: THE ROSE TATTOO; Upbeat Williams, for a Change
NYTimes - almost 22 years
The spumante wine that is brought out to inaugurate one of the funniest seductions in theater history isn't the only thing bubbling in the revival of "The Rose Tattoo" that opened last night at the Circle in the Square Theater. Led by that seeming embodiment of solar energy known as Mercedes Ruehl, this production finds a giddy, disarmingly sweet
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IN SHORT: NONFICTION
NYTimes - about 22 years
PORTRAIT OF JENNIFER A Biography of Jennifer Jones. By Edward Z. Epstein. Simon & Schuster, $25. Jennifer Jones's work as a movie actress ("The Song of Bernadette," "Duel in the Sun," "Portrait of Jennie") was never brilliant, and Edward Z. Epstein's biography of her life is even less so. You would think that a woman who inspired the obsessive love
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Daniel Mann, 79, the Director Of Successful Plays and Films
NYTimes - over 25 years
Daniel Mann, the theater and film director responsible for such successes as "Come Back, Little Sheba," "The Rose Tattoo" and "Butterfield 8," died on Thursday at the U.C.L.A. Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 79 years old. He died of heart failure, said the actor Harold Ramis, his son-in-law. Mr. Mann was born in Brooklyn, the youngest of five
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Success Was Not Enough
NYTimes - over 26 years
IN ALL HIS GLORY The Life of William S. Paley: The Legendary Tycoon and His Brilliant Circle. By Sally Bedell Smith. Illustrated. 782 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $29.95. "WHY do I have to die?" the aging William S. Paley repeatedly asks of a somewhat helpless friend toward the end of Sally Bedell Smith's fascinating and exhaustive biography of
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Irene Mayer Selznick Dies at 83; Producer of Broadway 'Streetcar'
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Irene Mayer Selznick, who produced Broadway plays that included the 1947 hit ''A Streetcar Named Desire,'' died yesterday at the Pierre Hotel, where she lived. She was 83 years old. Irene Mayer Selznick, who produced Broadway plays that included the 1947 hit ''A Streetcar Named Desire,'' died yesterday at the Pierre Hotel, where she lived.
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Ellen Neuwald Sherman, Literary Agent, 74
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: Ellen Neuwald Sherman, a literary agent, died of lung cancer Tuesday at her home in Laguna Hills, Calif. She was 74 years old. Ellen Neuwald Sherman, a literary agent, died of lung cancer Tuesday at her home in Laguna Hills, Calif. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Sherman, who was known professionally as Ellen Neuwald, was born in Berlin and came
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NEW YORKERS, ETC.
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: So you're a dear friend of Al King, Mel Kahane and Johnny Marion. Known them for years, you say. In fact, you were schmoozing with Al the other night and he was so funny you were doubled up with laughter. So you're a dear friend of Al King, Mel Kahane and Johnny Marion. Known them for years, you say. In fact, you were schmoozing with Al the
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In Search of Clare Boothe Luce
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: LATE IN THE FALL OF 1980, ARCHIE AND Selwa Roosevelt called me in New York and invited me to dinner in Washington. It seemed a long way to go for a party, until Selwa casually said, ''Clare Luce is coming.'' LATE IN THE FALL OF 1980, ARCHIE AND Selwa Roosevelt called me in New York and invited me to dinner in Washington. It seemed a long way
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TRIBUTE TO AND BY KITTY CARLISLE HART
NYTimes - almost 32 years
She and Jerome Kern used to sing ''Smoke Gets in Your Eyes'' at parties, and George Gershwin composed a waltz for her (although she later learned that he ''composed'' the same waltz for every young lady who caught his fancy, simply substituting the new name each time). She married Moss Hart, the playwright whose collaborators included Cole Porter,
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NOTES ON FASHION
NYTimes - over 32 years
WHAT was most striking about the American spring collections was the similarity of the clothes on the runways. If the designers have their way, it seems that women next spring will be wearing little more than long black skirts and white shirts. Many of the clothes seemed variations on those of Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, whose shows were the
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MODERN MUSEUM OPENS REVAMPED FILM CENTER
NYTimes - over 32 years
More than 150 film makers, film exhibitors and distributors, critics, scholars and friends of the Museum of Modern Art gathered last night to celebrate the dedication of the museum's redesigned and expanded Film Study Center and the opening of the new Louis B. Mayer screening room. ''Ever since the 1930's, the Museum of Modern Art has been a place
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JESSICA TANDY REKINDLES A FLAME
NYTimes - over 33 years
BALTIMORE The name of the hotel is not the Tarantula Arms, but Jessica Tandy is again inhabiting the world of Tennessee Williams. The Tarantula Arms is where Blanche Dubois lived after the fall, where she had her ''intimacies with strangers,'' and it was as Blanche, 36 years ago, that Miss Tandy made her name. It was Mr. Williams himself who
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NYTimes - over 33 years
Patricia F. Peate, 72, Dead;Director of Theater Off Park Patricia Flynn Peate, executive director and producer for the Theater Off Park, died last Tuesday in an apartment her family had in Manhattan. She was 72 years old and lived in Sherman, Conn. Mrs. Peate was executive secretary and assistant to Ogden Reid, then publisher and owner of The New
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THE LEGACY OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
NYTimes - almost 34 years
''I, like almost everyone of my generation, went into the theater because of my exposure to Tennessee. In high school, we did those ridiculous, old-fashioned comedies, and then I got to play Tom in 'The Glass Menagerie,' and it was then I fell in love with theater.'' -Lanford Wilson ''Whenever I despaired of my own work, I thought of his courage in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Irene Mayer Selznick
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 82
    Irene Mayer Selznick died in 1990 at the age of 83 from breast cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Her remains were returned to California where she was interred next to her mother in the Mausoleum, Hall of Graciousness, Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City.
  • 1983
    Age 75
    Considered by her peers within the entertainment industry as one of the foremost historians of Hollywood and Broadway, in 1983 Irene M. Selznick published her autobiography A Private View.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 47
    The play's success brought her a great deal of respect, and she went on to produce four more plays, among them 1955's The Chalk Garden for which she received a Tony Award nomination.
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  • 1949
    Age 41
    Their divorce was finalized in January 1949.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 39
    Meanwhile, Irene Selznick moved to New York City where she pursued her love of the theatre. In 1947, she worked with playwright Tennessee Williams and director Elia Kazan and produced her first play, A Streetcar Named Desire, which gave Marlon Brando his break-out role.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 22
    She was an adventurous young girl of considerable intellect who became a lifelong friend of actress Katharine Hepburn. Irene Mayer married David O. Selznick on April 29, 1930.
    More Details Hide Details They had two sons, Jeffrey and Daniel Selznick. Her husband came from an extremely dysfunctional, but talented family and he was one of the few men who stimulated her intellect. However, his constant philandering and frequent financial problems as a result of a gambling addiction led to their growing apart, which resulted in her leaving Selznick.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Born
    Born on April 2, 1907.
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