Josephine Hutchinson
Josephine Hutchinson
Josephine Hutchinson was an American actress. She was born in Seattle, Washington. Her mother, Leona Roberts, was an actress best known for her role as "Mrs. Meade" in Gone with the Wind. Through her mother's connections, Hutchinson made her film debut at the age of thirteen in The Little Princess, starring Mary Pickford. She later attended the Cornish School of Music and Drama in Seattle, and then moved to New York City where she began acting in theater.
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Streetscapes/13 Federal Row Houses Recommended as Landmarks; Glimpses Into the 19th Century
NYTimes - almost 13 years
LAST summer the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation singled out 13 Federal-style row houses in lower Manhattan to recommend for designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which is considering the matter. Spread out in different neighborhoods, the houses seem almost out of place among much later architecture, but taken as
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Josephine Hutchinson, 94, Movie Actress
NYTimes - over 18 years
Josephine Hutchinson, a stage and film actress who gained prominence in the 1930's and early 40's, died on June 4 at the Florence Nightingale Nursing Home in Manhattan. She was 94. After studying as a child at the Cornish School in her hometown of Seattle, Ms. Hutchinson left for several years of stock work in New York and Washington before joining
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A Master's Touch Like Midas's
NYTimes - over 19 years
ALFRED HITCHCOCK was the first great movie director who knew what to do with television: he used it to make himself rich and famous. If today his name instantly brings to mind his substantial profile, morbid humor and English accent, it is thanks to the on-camera appearances that framed every episode of ''Alfred Hitchcock Presents,'' the anthology
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Eva Le Gallienne, Actress, Is Dead at 92
NYTimes - over 25 years
Eva Le Gallienne, who as an actress, producer, director, translator, writer and teacher was for many decades one of the grand figures of the American stage, died late Monday night at her home in Weston, Conn. She was 92 years old. The cause of death was heart failure, said a friend, Anne Kaufman Schneider. A commanding presence on the stage and a
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  • 1998
    Age 94
    She died, aged 94, on June 4, 1998, at the Florence Nightingale Nursing Home in Manhattan.
    More Details Hide Details Her interment was in New York.
  • 1935
    Age 31
    Hutchinson and Le Gallienne were intimately involved for a number of years, although Hutchinson was married three times. (Le Gallienne never married.) Hutchinson married James F. Townsend in 1935; they later divorced.
    More Details Hide Details She married, lastly, actor Staats Cotsworth in 1972; he died in 1979.
    She was featured on the cover of Film Weekly on August 23, 1935 and appeared in The Story of Louis Pasteur in 1936.
    More Details Hide Details At Universal she played Elsa von Frankenstein in one of her most memorable roles alongside actor Basil Rathbone and Boris Karloff in Son of Frankenstein (1939). She later played "Mrs Townsend" in North by Northwest (1959) and Love is Better Than Ever, starring Elizabeth Taylor. Hutchinson continued to work steadily through the 1970s in film, radio, and television, establishing a solid career in supporting roles. She appeared on, among other television programs, Rawhide, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason and Gunsmoke.
  • 1934
    Age 30
    Under contract with Warner Bros. Hutchinson went to Hollywood in 1934, debuting in Happiness Ahead.
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  • 1927
    Age 23
    By 1927, the two women were involved in a lesbian affair, and Hutchinson and Bell, who separated in 1928, were divorced in 1930.
    More Details Hide Details The press quickly dubbed her Le Gallienne's shadow, a term which at the time meant lesbian. Both actresses survived the scandal in those heady days and carried on with their respective careers.
  • 1926
    Age 22
    In 1926, she met the actress Eva Le Gallienne and became a member of Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre company.
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  • 1924
    Age 20
    Hutchinson married Robert W. Bell, a stage director, in 1924.
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  • 1903
    Born on October 12, 1903.
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