Laurette Taylor

American stage and silent film actress Laurette Taylor

Laurette Taylor was an American stage and silent film star.
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Tennessee Williams Festival Continues Panel Discussion 9/24 - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
He will also note Williams's interactions with legendary actors including Laurette Taylor, Marlon Brando, Geraldine Page and Tallulah Bankhead. His major thesis will be that Williams's passage through Broadway over twenty years made his reputation,
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Three plays for the price of two in Katoomba on Sunday - Blacktown Sun
Google News - over 6 years
Actress Laurette Taylor achieved her greatest success when she performed the play on radio on August 1, 1935. She also performed in the film version. Annette Emerson and David Cox will perform in this two-cast play and sing its many songs
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Willits and north county exhibitors show big at Redwood Empire Fair - Willits News
Google News - over 6 years
Laurette Taylor won a second-place Floriculture award for her container garden, while Brandon Thornsberry took a first- and second-place in the Junior department for his constructed furniture. Lani Ulvila won a first place in Home Arts for her
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FROM RAGS TO RICHES to Play the Metropolitan Playhouse, 9/17-10/16 - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
In 1900, he married actress Laurette Taylor (nee Loretta Cooney), and From Rags to Riches was written for her. The play launched her career and proved a hit for Taylor, though as her reputation grew, his declined. They divorced in 1910
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BRIDGING TV & THEATRE: Faith Prince & DROP DEAD DIVA - Plus Laurents, Robbins ... - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
Something Laurette Taylor did might be something I want to look at; maybe some Terrance McNally, too. I honestly think I am just getting started - I feel like I am at the age that I have meant to be my whole life; I am an old soul
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Williams in a minor key - Irish Echo
Google News - over 6 years
Amanda Wingfield made her first appearance in “The Pretty Trap” two full years before the completed version of “The Glass Menagerie” faced its first audience in Chicago in 1944, with Laurette Taylor giving an immortal performance as the faded southern
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'Peg O' My Heart' & 'Sistas' at Midtown Int'l Theatre F... - Times Square Chronicles
Google News - over 6 years
“Peg O' My Heart” is probably familiar, not only for the fact that it was a Broadway play, written by J. Hartley Manners, starring Laurette Taylor in 1912 at the Cort Theatre, but also because it inspired the song of the same name written by Fred
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Peg o' My Heart - Back Stage
Google News - over 6 years
The ghost of Laurette Taylor, one of America's most beloved and admired actors of another time, hangs over this new musical version of one of Taylor's greatest personal successes. The 1912 play was written by her husband, J. Hartley Manners,
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THE DVD SHELF: Jeanne Eagels, Helen Hayes, Fred Astaire, George Burns, the ... - Playbill.com
Google News - over 6 years
(Old-time Broadway chronicles place it in a league with Laurette Taylor's Glass Menagerie.) Here, Eagels seems to be literally jumping out of her skin. I wonder how they teach that in acting school. Warner Archives, which gave us "The Letter," makes it
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Victoria Price | Vincent's Vincentennial - Play by Play
Google News - almost 7 years
And he was able to work with some of the best stage actors of the day, even the legendary Laurette Taylor, among many others.” He was involved with the Mercury Theatre for a while but became disillusioned there when it turned out to be Orson Welles'
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Droguée de la scène - Sud Ouest
Google News - almost 7 years
Écrite en 1967, elle s'inspire initialement de la vie tumultueuse de Laurette Taylor, une célèbre actrice de films muets, devenue alcoolique. Plus de dix années ont passé quand le réalisateur John Cassavetes signe le film culte du même nom,
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Stage Partnerships Raise the Chance Of Perfection
NYTimes - over 7 years
IT'S obvious even to those who've never set a foot backstage that collaboration is essential to theater. The most rigorously minimalist writing still requires an actor, a director, someone to help apply the greasepaint and move the follow spot. In a 1957 essay ruminating on the sometimes prickly relationship between playwrights and directors,
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A Playwright's Progress
NYTimes - almost 11 years
JEANNE MARSHALL has been a storyteller most of her life. ''I was a pathological liar as a child,'' Ms. Marshall said. ''So my mother said, 'You can be a con artist or a writer.' '' It's no secret that Ms. Marshall, 49, the playwright-in-residence at Luna Stage here, where she is also the public relations director, chose the second path. But for a
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THEATER; Sometimes You Can See the Sweat
NYTimes - over 11 years
ASK a seasoned theatergoer to name the leading stage actress in New York, and chances are the first name you'll hear is Cherry Jones. Ms. Jones's talent, industry and dedication to the stage over the last decade or so certainly make her a prime candidate for an honorary title once more quaintly referred to as the ''leading lady'' of the American
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THEATER REVIEW; An Emperor Who Tops What O'Neill Imagined
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Back in the day, Sarah Bernhardt's performance in ''La Dame aux Camélias'' was spoken of with reverence. Laurette Taylor in ''The Glass Menagerie'' was, for some still living, a high-water mark of dramatic interpretation. Maria Callas's few ''Toscas'' at the Met are recalled by those lucky enough to attend with similar wonderment, perfumed with
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AT HOME WITH: ELAINE STRITCH; Heart, Soul and Plenty of Leg
NYTimes - over 12 years
SHORTLY after 10 o'clock at the Carlyle hotel one recent evening, Elaine Stritch finished her final run-through of the day and, still carrying on a conversation with her musical director, disappeared into the next room. Six straight hours of rehearsing her forthcoming solo cabaret, ''Elaine Stritch at Home at the Carlyle,'' hadn't made a dent in
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - over 12 years
9 P.M. (ABC) EMPIRE -- Know why Julius Caesar's murderers managed to pull off the crime? Because Caesar's gladiator bodyguard and confidant, Tyrannus, wasn't around that day. The assassins had sent him on a kidnapping-related wild goose chase. Actually, Tyrannus (Jonathan Cake) is fictional, but he and Octavius (Santiago Cabrera, above right, with
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DIRECTIONS; The Face That Says 'Glass Menagerie,' Frame by Frame
NYTimes - almost 13 years
People, especially actors, who saw Laurette Taylor play Amanda Wingfield in the original production of ''The Glass Menagerie'' in 1945 typically say it was the best performance ever offered on the American stage. Tennessee Williams compared her radiance in the role (which he had based on his mother) to the ''greatest lines of poetry'' and mourned
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Shubert to Change Two Marquees To Honor Corporate Executives
NYTimes - over 13 years
An announcement yesterday that the Shubert Organization, Broadway's biggest theater owner, would rename two of its theaters, one after its late president and one after its current chairman, drew a mixed, often perplexed response from many in an industry in which having one's name carved into a marquee is considered the highest of honors. The
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THEATER REVIEW; Pint-Size Fighter Hangs Tough In World of Glass
NYTimes - over 13 years
A group of accomplished exorcists have been let loose on one of the most haunted plays in American theater. And against the odds, this courageous team -- led by the director Gregory Mosher and the actress Sally Field -- has succeeded in its mission. It has stripped Tennessee Williams's ''Glass Menagerie'' of six decades' accumlation of ghostly
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Laurette Taylor
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 62
    Taylor died from a coronary thrombosis on December 7, 1946, at age 63.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1938
    Age 54
    McKay ended up devoting an entire section to Taylor, and it includes a section on her 1938 screen test.
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    She never appeared in another film, although David O. Selznick did invite her to film a sound test for a role in his 1938 film The Young in Heart, which Taylor did, but she declined the part and actress Minnie Dupree was cast. (The sound film test exists and has been shown on TV from time to time).
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    In 1938, she headed the cast in a revival of Outward Bound and did not appear again until her re-emergence in Williams' The Glass Menagerie in 1944; her performance received nearly unanimously rapturous reviews and won her the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Actress of the season.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1930
    Age 46
    A widow, Taylor reclaimed by naturalization, on September 11, 1930, her United States citizenship (cert #3234876).
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  • 1928
    Age 44
    The marriage was successful and Taylor remained married to Manners until his death in 1928.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1922
    Age 38
    The play's success inspired a 1922 film version starring Taylor and directed by King Vidor.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1912
    Age 28
    On December 22, 1912, she married British-born playwright J.
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  • 1910
    Age 26
    They had two children, Dwight Oliver Taylor (January 1, 1903 – December 31, 1986) and Marguerite Courtney (August 13, 1904 – February 8, 1995), but divorced circa 1910.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1901
    Age 17
    She married her first husband, Charles A. Taylor (born January 20, 1864, South Hadley, Massachusetts – died March 21, 1942, Glendale, California), on May 1, 1901, aged 18.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1883
    Born
    Taylor was born in New York City on April 1, 1883, of Irish extraction to James and Elizabeth (née Dorsey) Cooney as Loretta Helen Cooney.
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