Leueen MacGrath
English actress
Leueen MacGrath
Leueen MacGrath was a British actress and playwright and the second wife of George S. Kaufman, from 1949 until their divorce in 1957. Born in London, England, MacGrath (pronounced mac-GRAW) began her acting career with a small role in the 1936 British film Whom the Gods Love, a biopic about Mozart and his wife Constanze. She followed this with Pygmalion and a series of B-movies, including All Hands, Meet Maxwell Archer, and The Saint's Vacation.
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42nd Street Moon's smooth 'Silk Stockings' has a few snags - San Francisco Examiner
Google News - almost 6 years
Its big numbers and romantic melodies get lost in the verbose book (by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath and Abe Burrows) stalling the pace and often making the production not seem like a musical at all. At the same time, the jokes, while timely
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Silk Stockings - Successful return of a forgotten musical - Stark Insider
Google News - almost 6 years
The book, written by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath and Abe Burrows, is an adaptation of the superior 1939 classic Ernst Lubitsch film “Ninotchka,” starring Greta Garbo. The story involves Nina Yoschenko (Lee Ann Payne), a stern special envoy
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THEATER REVIEW; A Thaw in the Cold War With a Score by Cole Porter
NYTimes - over 11 years
It is hard to think of ''Silk Stockings'' as qualifying as a ''lost'' musical. After all, the 1955 Cole Porter-George S. Kaufman version of the Greta Garbo film ''Ninotchka'' ran for more than a year on Broadway, and the movie of it, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, was a box-office success two years later. Yet as Ian Marshall Fisher, the
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THE WEEK AHEAD: Sept. 11-Sept. 17; THEATER
NYTimes - over 11 years
Last year's rookie of the year -- at least in the world of theatrical production -- had to have been THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL, which starts its second year this week. Last fall, the festival's inaugural incarnation was a precocious success, spawning commercial runs of, among other shows, ''The Great American Trailer Park Musical''
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NYTimes - almost 25 years
An obituary on March 31 about the actress Leueen MacGrath misstated the date of a theater appearance in London. She performed in John Mortimer's "Voyage Round My Father" in 1971.
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Leueen MacGrath, 77, an Actress And Co-Author of 'Silk Stockings'
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Leueen MacGrath, an actress and playwright who co-wrote the 1955 Broadway musical "Silk Stockings" with her third husband, George S. Kaufman, died on Friday at her home in London. She was 77 years old. Her stepdaughter, Anne Kaufman Schneider, said Miss MacGrath died after complications of a stroke last November. As a playwright, Miss MacGrath
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THEATER; Hearing Voices Is the Good Part In Writing a Play
NYTimes - over 25 years
I like to write for actors. Specific actors. Actors with voices. Actors with a discernible presence. "We had faces then," Gloria Swanson proclaimed in "Sunset Boulevard." We still do. Playwriting is like composing. We write the notes, but we need the great virtuoso interpreters to sing our songs. A play in manuscript is just a blueprint for
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FILM; 'Things Change' Proves Don Ameche Doesn't Don Ameche and Hildegarde Neff in the 1955 production of the hit musical ''Silk Stockings''
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Once upon a time in Chicago, there lived an Italian shoeshine man named Gino who dreamed of owning a fishing boat. One day, the old man is told that his cherished wish will be granted if he completes just one simple task. Once upon a time in Chicago, there lived an Italian shoeshine man named Gino who dreamed of owning a fishing boat. One
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Going Out Guide
NYTimes - about 35 years
FROM THE GERMAN The accent is German in ''When Words Fail,'' the new show that has just opened at the International Center of Photography, 1130 Fifth Avenue, at 94th Street (860-1777). This exhibition, organized in collaboration with Goethe House, New York, a German-language cultural center on Fifth Avenue, will be in three parts through
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TV View; THE NETWORKS' CABLE DIVISIONS ARE BUSILY PURVEYING CULTURE
NYTimes - over 35 years
Commercial television is hurtling into another new season with its familiar baggage of weekly series, specials and overly ambitious made-for-television movies. Among the new situation comedies, for instance, CBS has ''Mr. Merlin,'' in which the gifted actor Barnard Hughes plays King Arthur's sorcerer in modern dress as the owner of a seedy garage.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leueen MacGrath
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 77
    Died in 1992.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 36
    In 1951 she collaborated with Kaufman and Heywood Hale Broun on the writing of The Small Hours, which closed after 20 performances.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she and her husband scripted the even less successful Fancy Meeting You Again (in which she starred), which ran for only 8 performances. The couple finally achieved a hit in 1955 with Silk Stockings, the Cole Porter musical for which they co-wrote the book with Abe Burrows. She returned to acting for Tiger at the Gates and The Potting Shed. Having settled in the United States following her marriage to Kaufman, MacGrath appeared in a number of American anthology television series popular in the 1950s, including The Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, Lux Video Theatre, The United States Steel Hour, The Alcoa Hour, and Hallmark Hall of Fame. MacGrath returned to the United Kingdom following her divorce. She died of complications from a stroke in London at the age of 77.
  • 1948
    Age 33
    MacGrath made her Broadway debut in 1948 in the play Edward, My Son (she reprised her role in the film adaptation the following year).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 21
    Born in London, England, MacGrath (mac-GRAW) began her acting career with a small role in the 1936 British film Whom the Gods Love, a biopic about Mozart and his wife Constanze.
    More Details Hide Details She followed this with Pygmalion and a series of B-movies, including All Hands, Meet Maxwell Archer, and The Saint's Vacation.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born in 1914.
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