Kitty Carlisle
Singer, actress, socialite
Kitty Carlisle
Kitty Carlisle was an American singer, actress and spokeswoman for the arts. She is best remembered as a regular panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth. She served 20 years on the New York State Council on the Arts. In 1991, she received the National Medal of Arts from President George H. W. Bush.
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<i>A Night at the Opera</i> Screens This Weekend (But Maybe You Should Watch ... - The L Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And then there are all the sappy looks and highbrow warblings exchanged by teddibly sweet young Rosa (Kitty Carlisle) and her hunky beau, Ricardo (Allan Jones). They&#39;ll give your fast-forwarding finger a workout, since the plot revolves around Rosa and
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10 Best Movies With Greek Subtitles - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Kitty Carlisle and Allan Jones are joined by Groucho Marx, Chino Marx, and Harpo Marx. “Ninotchka.” Also available with subtitles in the Greek language is “Ninotchka,” a 1939 romantic comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch. This black-and-white American
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Anderson Cooper 'hot' on summer TV press tour - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
He reports he fooled regular “Truth” truth-seeker Kitty Carlisle Hart — from which we can deduce the new York socialite/actress/celebrity was not on Vanderbilt&#39;s Dinner Guest List. Other famous people, however, were, and growing up surrounded by some
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Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Anderson Cooper says new talk show won't stop him ... - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He reports he fooled regular “Truth” truth-seeker Kitty Carlisle Hart – from which we can deduce the New York socialite/actress/celebrity was not on Gloria Vanderbilt&#39;s Dinner Guest List. Other famous people, however, were, and growing up surrounded by
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VIDEO: The Country's Top Tupperware Seller--in Drag - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
At the age of 8, I was wearing my mom&#39;s scarf and pretending to be Kitty Carlisle while watching To Tell the Truth on TV,” he quips. Farrell created his drag persona from scratch in 2004 for an appearance at a charity fundraising event,
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Cine Cultura traz comédia dos Irmãos Marx - Diário de Marília
Google News - over 5 years
Um fabuloso filme dos irmãos Marx com Groucho, Chico, Harpo e ainda Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones ea magnífica Margaret Dumont, a eterna apaixonada de Groucho. Realizado por Sam Wood em 1935. Primeiro filme dos Irmãos Marx na Metro (eles haviam feito boa
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'Happy birthday, Lady Anne' - The Newark Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;I want something that Kitty Carlisle would dine on.&quot; Lady Anne always has envisioned herself as Kitty Carlisle when she popped up on the computer screen after Lady Anne typed &quot;Elegant Women&quot; in the search engine. At first, Lady Anne was miffed her
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Giorgio Tozzi - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
His professional debut was on Broadway in the American premiere of Britten&#39;s The Rape of Lucretia in 1948, in which he played Tarquinius to Kitty Carlisle&#39;s Lucretia. His appearances in Europe, however, were all too rare. Tozzi was a tall,
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Giorgio Tozzi, operatic bass who dabbled in musical theater, dies at 88 - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
He appeared in a 1948 New York production of Benjamin Britten&#39;s opera “The Rape of Lucretia” opposite Kitty Carlisle. A year later, he was on London&#39;s West End in a musical, “Tough at the Top,” as a boxer who falls in love with a princess
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Karen Frye: On the Path to Leadership - ClevelandRockers.com
Google News - over 5 years
My challenge was not driving a basketball, but knowing that if we sold the most cookies we would be invited to see Kitty Carlisle in New York and actually perform with her on stage! Boy was I determined to sell the most cookies - it was like getting
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Celebrated dancer Marge Champion Comes to Hallmark senior residence - Tribeca Trib
Google News - over 5 years
Champion jokingly recalled going to the theater with Kitty Carlisle. “&#39;The legs are the last to go,&#39; Kitty used to tell me, but I haven&#39;t found that to be true.” The audience, mostly women in their 80s and 90s, laughed knowingly
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'Saturday Night Live' season finale recap: Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, a ... - Entertainment Weekly
Google News - almost 6 years
(Later on, she did my favorite of her characters, the ostentatiously bad, Kitty Carlisle-ish actress Mindy Grayson on SNL&#39;s 1960s Password parody.) The Digital Short began as a reprise of the Andy Samberg/Timberlake team-up with Susan Sarandon and
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Anderson Cooper Pranked With Weird Childhood Photo (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
Google News - almost 6 years
&quot;I was pretending to be Wally Naughtin, the world&#39;s youngest bear trainer, on &#39;To Tell the Truth,&#39;&quot; Cooper explained. &quot;I got two votes. Nipsey Russell and Kitty Carlisle Hart.&quot; He said he was thinking about &quot;people I&#39;m going to fire.&quot;
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The kind of Marx everyone loves - Anchor
Google News - almost 6 years
Ricardo is in love with Rosa (Kitty Carlisle), a beautiful singer in the company. She, too, is in love with Ricardo but is chased insistently by Lassparri. Driftwood decides he will become Lassparri&#39;s manager to get a cut of the money from Mrs
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16th Annual LES Festival Set for Theater For The New City, Begins May 27 - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
... Quentin Crisp, Oscar Brand, KT Sullivan, Miguel Algarin, Bond Street Theatre, Vinie Burrows, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Sudden Enlightenment Theater Company, Tuli Kupferberg, Ellen Stewart, Matt Morillo, and Kitty Carlisle, among others
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Footnotes
NYTimes - almost 9 years
From 2004 until her death at 96 in 2007, the actress, singer and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart celebrated her birthday by performing at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. On Monday at 8:30 p.m., with Michael Feinstein as the host, a benefit performance for New Dramatists will salute Miss Carlisle, with tributes by Mario and Matilda Cuomo and Anne
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Two Memorial Services Remember David Halberstam and Kitty Carlisle Hart; Doyenne of the Arts And Showbiz
NYTimes - over 9 years
Frank Sinatra's ''You Make Me Feel So Young'' might seem a peculiar choice to open a memorial celebration. But if the person being remembered is Kitty Carlisle Hart, the entertainer and culture grande dame who died in April but was singing the standards in cabaret bars and on stages well into her 90s, it makes plenty of sense. Before a packed
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Paid Notice: Deaths HART, KITTY CARLISLE
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HART--Kitty Carlisle. Memorial service for Kitty Carlisle Hart June 12, 2007 at the Majestic Theater, 247 West 44th at 12pm. General public will be admitted on a limited first come, first served basis. Speakers and performers include Barbara Walters, Gerald Schoenfeld, David Lewis, Cathy Hart, Agnes Gund, KT Sullivan, Governor Mario and Matilda
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Kitty Carlisle Hart Service
NYTimes - over 9 years
A memorial service for the actress, singer and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart, who died on April 17 at 96, will be held on Tuesday at noon at the Majestic Theater, 245 West 44th Street, in Manhattan. The service, open to the public, is to include performances by Michael Feinstein, Kristin Chenoweth and David Lewis, Ms. Hart's accompanist. Mayor
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kitty Carlisle
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 96
    Carlisle died on April 17, 2007, from congestive heart failure resulting from a prolonged bout of pneumonia.
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  • 2006
    Age 95
    She had been in and out of the hospital since she contracted pneumonia some time prior to November 2006.
    More Details Hide Details She died in her Manhattan apartment, with her son, Christopher Hart, at her bedside. She was interred in a crypt next to her husband, Moss Hart, at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
    In December 2006, she made her final public appearance as the special celebrity guest for the annual Noël Coward Society birthday tribute in which she laid flowers in front of Coward's statue at The Gershwin Theatre in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Carlisle Hart was a longtime champion of Historic Preservation in New York City and State. While chair of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) from 1976-1996, Mrs. Hart directed many millions of dollars in support to preservation projects from the Niagara Frontier to Staten Island in an effort to keep historic preservation as a core program of the New York State Council on the Arts, the only arts council in America that provides such funding. In 1993, she was crowned Queen of the Beaux Arts Ball, an annual event run by the Beaux Arts Society. The Egg, a notable Mid-century modern structure at Albany, New York's Empire State Plaza, was also renamed in her honor. In recognition of this legacy, the Historic Districts Council bestowed its Landmarks Lion award upon her in 2003.
    According to her official website, her appearances in Atlanta in November 2006 were her last public performances.
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    In 2006, Carlisle performed at Feinstein's at the Regency in New York City; in St. Louis, Missouri; Phoenix, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; and at the famed Plush Room in San Francisco.
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  • 1997
    Age 86
    She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. During the 1980s and 1990s, Kitty Hart was the partner of diplomatic historian Ivo John Lederer, and their relationship lasted 16 years until Lederer's death in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details In her later years, she kept company with the financier and art collector Roy Neuberger. She also widely performed her one-woman show in which she told anecdotes about the many great men in American musical theatre history whom she had personally known, notably George Gershwin who had proposed marriage (according to an interview in American Heritage magazine), Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Oscar Hammerstein, Alan Jay Lerner, and Frederick Loewe, interspersed with a few of the songs that made each of them famous.
  • 1991
    Age 80
    In 1991, she received the National Medal of Arts from President George H. W. Bush.
    More Details Hide Details Eight years later, in 1999, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Kitty Carlisle was born as Catherine Conn (Kitty is a nickname for Catherine; the surname was pronounced Cohen) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her family was of German Jewish heritage. Her grandfather, Ben Holtzman, was the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana. A Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, Holtzman had been a gunner on the CSS Virginia, perhaps better known by its previous Union name of USS Merrimack, the famous Confederate ironclad warship that fought the USS Monitor. Carlisle's father, Dr. Joseph Conn, was a gynecologist who died when his daughter was 10 years old. Her mother, Hortense Holtzman Conn, was a woman obsessed with breaking into the prevailing Gentile society (She once reportedly told a taxi driver who asked if her daughter was Jewish, "She may be, but I'm not").
  • 1976
    Age 65
    Known for her gracious manners and personal elegance, Carlisle became prominent in New York City social circles as she crusaded for financial support of the arts. She was appointed to various statewide councils, and was chair of the New York State Council of the Arts from 1976 to 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The New York State Theater, in Albany, New York is named the Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre in recognition of this. She also served on the boards of various New York City cultural institutions and additionally would make an appearance at the annual CIBC World Market's Miracle Day, a children's charity event at the former CIBC Center (300 Madison Avenue).
  • 1973
    Age 62
    Her final performance with the company was on July 7, 1973. She reprised this role during the Beverly Sills Farewell Gala in October 1980. Late in 1933, Kitty Carlisle dated George Gershwin, "until George went to California," per Michael Feinstein's The Gershwins and Me (2012), p. 173.
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    She sang the role 10 more times that season, then returned in 1973 for four more performances.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1966
    Age 55
    On December 31, 1966, Carlisle made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera, as Prince Orlofsky in Strauss's Die Fledermaus.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1956
    Age 45
    Carlisle became a household name through To Tell the Truth, where she was a regular panelist from 1956 to 1978, and later appeared on revivals of the series in 1980, 1990–91 and one episode in 2000. (One of her most notable hallmarks was her writing of the number one: When she voted for number one, it was written with a Roman numeral I.) She was also a semi-regular panelist on Password, Match Game, Missing Links, and What's My Line?
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 35
    Carlisle married playwright and theatrical producer Moss Hart on August 10, 1946, the two having met as actors at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two children. Hart died on December 20, 1961, at their home in Palm Springs, California. Carlisle never remarried, but briefly dated former governor and presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey after the death of his wife.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1932
    Age 21
    After returning to New York in 1932 with her mother, she appeared, billed as Kitty Carlisle, on Broadway in several operettas and musical comedies, and in the American premiere of Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia.
    More Details Hide Details She also sang the title role in Georges Bizet's Carmen in Salt Lake City. She privately studied voice with Juilliard teacher Anna E. Schoen-Rene, who had been a student of Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Manuel Garcia. Carlisle's early movies included Murder at the Vanities (1934), A Night at the Opera (1935) with the Marx Brothers, and two films with Bing Crosby, She Loves Me Not (1934) and Here Is My Heart (1934). Carlisle resumed her film career later in life, appearing in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) and in Six Degrees of Separation (1993), as well as on stage in a revival of On Your Toes, replacing Dina Merrill. Her last movie appearance was in Catch Me If You Can (2002) in which she played herself in a dramatization of a 1970s To Tell the Truth episode.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Age 10
    Carlisle's early education took place in New Orleans. In 1921, she was taken to Europe, where her mother hoped to marry her off to European royalty, believing the nobility there more amenable to a Jewish bride – only to end up flitting around Europe and often living in what Carlisle recalled as "the worst room of the best hotel."
    More Details Hide Details Carlisle was educated at the Chateau Mont-Choisi in Lausanne, Switzerland, then at the Sorbonne and the London School of Economics. She studied acting in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
  • 1910
    Born
    Born on September 3, 1910.
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