Katharine Cornell papers
Scope and Contents
The Katharine Cornell Papers include manuscripts and correspondence related to I Wanted to Be an Actress and scripts from "Antony and Cleopatra" and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street."
Dates of Materials
- Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) was born in Germany and raised in Buffalo, New York. She began her stage career with the Washington Square Players in New York City in 1916. In 1921, she married director, Guthrie McClintic, and in 1931, they formed the Cornell- McClintic Corporation, their own theatrical company. Some of Cornell's more famous roles were the leads in "A Bill of Divorcement" (1921), "St. Joan" (1936), "Romeo and Juliet"(1933- 34), and "The Barretts of Wimpole St." and Candide" (1931-34). She toured European front- lines during World War II, performing for GIs. Her last production was in "Dear Liar" (1959). Over her career, she received numerous honors and awards. Her autobiography, I Wanted to Be an Actress was published in 1938.
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Actress; Theatrical producer. The Katharine Cornell Papers include manuscripts and correspondence related to "I Wanted to Be an Actress" and scripts from "Antony and Cleopatra" and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street."
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