Osgood Perkins
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Osgood Perkins
Osgood Perkins was an American actor.
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THEATER REVIEW; Ink- and Otherwise-Stained Hands
NYTimes - almost 11 years
WORKING for a newspaper looks like so much fun in ''The Front Page.'' In the Long Wharf Theater's exhilarating, thoroughly entertaining production, it opens in a courthouse press room occupied by colorful 1920's Chicago reporters. Three are playing poker, one is strumming a banjo, and one is on the telephone. They have the neighborhood policeman
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Elia Kazan, Influential Director, Is Dead at 94
NYTimes - over 13 years
Elia Kazan, the immigrant child of a Greek rug merchant who became one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history, died yesterday at his home in Manhattan. He was 94. Mr. Kazan's achievements in theater and cinema helped define the American experience for more than a generation. For Broadway, his legendary
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A DAY OF TERROR: THE VICTIMS; Talk Show Figure and TV Producer Among Lost Passengers
NYTimes - over 15 years
One was a Washington figure known across the country from rough-and-tumble talk shows, who called her husband as the terrifying events unfolded in the sky. Another, a pilot whose plane plowed into the World Trade Center, was known for amiability in his placid Massachusetts community, where he was planning a picnic with his family this weekend. Last
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Books in Brief: NonFiction
NYTimes - over 20 years
Split Image The Life of Anthony Perkins. By Charles Winecoff. Dutton, $24.95. Anthony Perkins is a peculiar pop culture icon. Although he was a talented actor on stage and screen, in roles ranging from an Old West lawman in ''The Tin Star'' to Eugene Gant in the play ''Look Homeward, Angel,'' he remains in the memory as a shifty-eyed, stuttering,
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Do the Movies Get New York Right?
NYTimes - over 21 years
"I ACTUALLY feel pretty comfortable in New York," says a man with a tumble of curls and a deadpan delivery, as he leans against the counter of local cigar store. "I get scared, like, in Sweden." He has his reasons. Sweden is that frightening country where "it's kind of empty" and "everything works." What self-respecting New Yorker would want to
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Allan Scott, Writer; Of Films, Dies at 88
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Allan Scott, who as a Hollywood screenwriter was the co-author of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals, died on Thursday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88. In a career that spanned 50 years, Mr. Scott wrote or collaborated on the screenplays for "Top Hat," "Follow the Fleet," "Swing Time" and "Shall We Dance," and also
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Katherine Squire, 92, Actress In Theater, Film and Television
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Katherine Squire, an actress who had a long career on Broadway and in regional theater, movies and television, died on March 29 in Lake Hill, N.Y. She was 92. Born in Defiance, Ohio, she graduated from Ohio Wesleyan and began her career at the Cleveland Play House. After studying at the American Laboratory Theater, she made her Broadway debut in
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Anthony Perkins, Star of 'Psycho' And All Its Sequels, Is Dead at 60
NYTimes - over 24 years
Anthony Perkins, the actor who starred in dozens of films and plays but was best known for his role as Norman Bates, the eerily soft-spoken psychopath in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "Psycho," died on Saturday afternoon at his home in Hollywood. He was 60 years old. Mr. Perkins died of AIDS, Leslee Dart, a press agent who said she was
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Anthony Perkins, Who Mastered a Frightening Role, Is Dead at 60
NYTimes - over 24 years
Anthony Perkins, the actor who starred in dozens of films and plays but was best known for his role as Norman Bates, the eerily soft-spoken psychopath in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "Pyscho," died yesterday at his home in Hollywood. He was 60 years old. Mr. Perkins died of complications from AIDS, Leslee Dart, a publicist who said she was
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BEHIND THAT ANATOLIAN SMILE
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: ELIA KAZAN A Life. By Elia Kazan. Illustrated. 848 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95. ELIA KAZAN A Life. By Elia Kazan. Illustrated. 848 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95. Elia Kazan, storm-tossed and stormy, is one of the century's vivid American artists. Consider his record: In the theater he was the director of ''The Skin of Our
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LOUIS HAYWARD, 75, SWASHBUCKLING HERO IN ADVENTURE FILMS
NYTimes - almost 32 years
Louis Hayward, a dashing actor with silky manners who made his reputation playing swashbuckling heroes in movies during the 1930's and 40's, died of lung cancer yesterday at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 75 years old. Mr. Hayward was best known for his roles in costume pictures like the adaptation of Alexandre Dumas p ere's ''Man
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CRITICS' CHOICES
NYTimes - about 32 years
Cable movie buffs can relax. The 1984 remake of ''Scarface,'' a three-hour color rhapsody of pulverizing brutality, may be splattered over the home-screen this week. But alongside it and running half that length, the original 1932 ''Scarface'' with Paul Muni gleams like gold, even in black- and-white. Howard Hawks's old gangster melodrama remains
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SHEPARD TRAUBE, 76, IS DEAD; STAGE PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR
NYTimes - over 33 years
Shepard Traube, a theatrical director and producer for more than 40 years and a founder and first president of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 76 years old. Mr. Traube's theatrical career included producing and directing ''Angel Street,'' one of Broadway's longest running
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SELENA ROYLE DIES; ACTRESS 3 DECADES
NYTimes - almost 34 years
Selena Royle, a leading lady on Broadway in the 1920's and 30's and a character actress - often a mother -in movies of the 1940's and early 50's, died last Saturday in a nursing home in Guadalajara, Mexico, after a short illness. She was 78 years old and had lived in nearby Teuchitlan for nearly 30 years. Miss Royle was a co-sponsor of the Actors
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STAGE VIEW; THE CASE FOR STAR VEHICLES
NYTimes - almost 34 years
After seven flush years - financially, if not esthetically - Broadway is at least temporarily in trouble. The current season is playing to far fewer customers than it did last year, at the moment of writing at least 15 theaters are dark, etcetera, etcetera. You've read the papers. And, no doubt, you've shrugged and wondered what else anyone could
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CAN 42ND STREET REGAIN ITS SHOWBIZ GALMOUR?
NYTimes - almost 35 years
Behind the sleaze and hustle of West 42d Street lies one of the city's most extraordinary - and untapped - cultural resources: nine famous old legitimate theaters, their glory days long forgotten and their handsome facades obliterated by Kung Fu billboards. The ambitious new plan for the redevelopment of 42d Street, announced by the city ten days
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26 IN STAGE HALL OF FAME
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Twenty-six men and women ''who have contributed to the heritage of the American theater,'' were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame last night at the Uris Theater in a program entitled, ''A Tribute to Broadway.'' And the first L. Arnold Weissberger Award, named in honor of the theatrical lawyer who died in February and given for outstanding
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26 Elected to the Theater Hall of Fame; 26 From Broadway Voted Into Theater Hall of Fame
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Twenty-six Broadway personalities have been elected to the Theater Hall of Fame by a group of drama critics and editors. They will be inducted on April 5 in ''A Tribute to Broadway'' at the Uris Theater, where the hall is situated. The new members are: Winthrop Ames, Robert Anderson, Junius Brutus Booth, John Mason Brown, Carol Channing, Lee J.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 1937
    Age 44
    Despite his success as a leading man in the theatre, Hollywood viewed him as a character actor. He appeared in 12 silent films, including Puritan Passions, before moving to talkies such as Scarface and Gold Diggers of 1937.
    More Details Hide Details "The best actor I ever worked with was Osgood Perkins," Louise Brooks told Kevin Brownlow. "You know what makes an actor great to work with? Timing. You don't have to feel anything. It's like dancing with a perfect dancing partner. Osgood Perkins would give you a line so that you would react perfectly. It was timing -- because emotion means nothing." Brooks and Perkins appeared together in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (1926).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1924
    Age 31
    Perkins made his Broadway debut in 1924 in the George S. Kaufman – Marc Connelly play Beggar on Horseback.
    More Details Hide Details In the next twelve years he would appear in 24 Broadway productions, including The Front Page and Uncle Vanya.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1922
    Age 29
    Perkins married Janet Esselstyn Rane in 1922.
    More Details Hide Details They had one child, actor Anthony Perkins. Osgood died of a heart attack in Washington, D.C., at age 45. His son was five years old at the time. Osgood Perkins was inducted, posthumously, into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1892
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1892.
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