Why, when I was a child, I didn’t say, as most children do, that I was going to become an actress. I felt that I was an actress and no one could have convinced me that I wasn’t!
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|Birth:||27th June, 1888|
|Death:||28th June, 1946|
|Profession:||Actress, Film Director, Theatre director|
Antoinette Perry was born in Denver, Colorado. She was an actress, director and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards are her namesake. She appeared opposite David Warfield in Music Master in 1906 when she was only 18. Her career was on the rise, yet she left the stage a star in 1909, to marry Denver businessman Frank W. Frueauff and start a family. Years later, her daughters would follow in her footsteps, likewise pursuing careers in the theatre, Elaine as a producer and Margaret as a stage manager. She took up directing in 1928. In partnership with Brock Pemberton she produced several successful plays, including: Divorce Me Dear, Ceiling Zero, Red Harvest, Strictly Dishonorable, Personal Appearance , and Kiss the Boys Goodbye. Their most famous production was probably the Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Chase classic Harvey, which Perry directed and which enjoyed enormous success on Broadway and as a film starring James Stewart.
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