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  • Subject is exactly "Theater programs -- New York (State) -- Buffalo."

Movie stars Lillian Gish and Burgess Meredith performed in this theatrical production directed by Guthrie McClintic, actress Katharine Cornell's husband. The Erlanger theatre, a successful venue in the 1930s, hosted many talents of stage and screen.

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Buffalo actress Katharine Cornell was regarded as the "First Lady of the Theatre." Her performance in Saint Joan was heralded as "magnificent" and "matchless" by local critics.

Position: 481 (22 views)

Actress Katharine Cornell was regarded as the "First Lady of the Theatre." Her hometown of Buffalo was the first stop on Cornell’s 1933-34 national tour, and also marked the American stage debut of 18 year-old Orson Welles. This was the first time…

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Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, married Broadway stars, acted in more than 20 productions together. "Reunion in Vienna" at the Erlanger Theatre was one of many times they appeared in Buffalo.

Position: 514 (21 views)

One of Katharine Hepburn’s biggest hits was the romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story.  The movie was based on a screenplay by Phillip Barry, who wrote the play specifically for Hepburn.  When the play opened in Buffalo in October 1940, prominent…

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Katharine Hepburn continued appearing on theatrical stages during her long movie career. She appeared in Buffalo a handful of times, including this Shakespearean performance.Hepburn has other local connections--her maternal grandparents lived here,…

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The child actress known as "Corinne" and her mother, Jennie Kimball, starred in this production. H.R. Jacobs of Albany managed theaters in Buffalo and several American cities.

Position: 252 (41 views)

Buffalo philanthropist Maria Love and her sister Elizabeth ("Libbie") occasionally starred in amateur theatre productions. Mrs. R. R. Cornell is May Fielding, a Buffalo actress who went on to have a successful Broadway career.

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Helena Modjeska was an acclaimed Polish-born actress known for her Shakespearean roles. Leading man Maurice Barrymore was the patriarch of the Barrymore acting family, father of John, Lionel and Ethel, and great-grandfather of actress Drew.

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Sol Smith Russell was a leading actor known for his comic roles. His performance in A Poor Relation was one of many times he visited Buffalo. The Academy of Music, Buffalo's "Thespian Temple" from 1868 to 1895 was a successful venue that hosted…

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