George, Grace


George, Grace
(1879-1961)
   Born Grace Doughtery in New York, Grace George spent much of her childhood in a convent school. She then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made her New York debut playing a schoolgirl in The New Boy (1894). George's first significant role, in The Turtle (1898), capitalized on her beauty, vivacity, and the sharp intelligence that led to stardom in such plays as Pretty Peggy (1903), The Two Orphans (revived 1904), The Marriage of William Ashe (1905), and a major success as Cyprienne in a revival of Victorien Sardou's Divorçons (1907). This was followed by further successes in A Woman's Way (1909) and The School for Scandal (1909).
   George's husband, producer William A. Brady, built The Playhouse for her in 1911 and she established a repertory company there in 1915, presenting and starring in the first American production of George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara (1915), as well as Shaw's Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1916). During the 1920s, George appeared in The Merry Wives of Gotham (1924), She Had to Know (1925), and The First Mrs. Fraser (1929), which she also directed to long-running success. George also appeared successfully in Kind Lady* (1935), The Velvet Glove (1949), and opposite Katharine Cornell in a revival of W. Somerset Maugham's The Constant Wife in 1951, after which she retired. George appeared in two motion pictures, Tainted Money (1915) and Johnny Come Lately (1943), costarring with James Cagney* in the latter. Her career encompassed over 50 productions in which she figured as actor, director, manager, or translator.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Grace — This interesting name has two possible origins, both dating from the early medieval period in England. The first is from a nickname, from the Middle English and Old French word grace , charm, pleasantness, from the Latin gratia . The second… …   Surnames reference

  • George Bush Jr. — George W. Bush Pour les articles homonymes, voir George Bush . George W. Bush …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George Bush Junior — George W. Bush Pour les articles homonymes, voir George Bush . George W. Bush …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George W Bush — George W. Bush Pour les articles homonymes, voir George Bush . George W. Bush …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George Walker Bush — George W. Bush Pour les articles homonymes, voir George Bush . George W. Bush …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grace Patricia Kelly — Grace Kelly 1981 Grace Patricia Kelly, später Fürstin Gracia Patricia (* 12. November 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; † 14. September 1982 in Monte Carlo, Monaco) war eine US amerikanische Filmschauspielerin. 1956 heiratete sie Fürst Rainier… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grace Metalious — Born Marie Grace DeRepentigny September 8, 1924(1924 09 08) Manchester, New Hampshire Died February 25, 1964(1964 02 25 …   Wikipedia

  • George Takei — in 2011. Born George Hosato Takei April 20, 1937 (1937 04 20) (age 74) Los Angeles …   Wikipedia

  • George Hincapie — George Hincapie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Grace Metalious — (* 8. September 1924 in Manchester, New Hampshire als Marie Grace de Repentigny; † 25. Februar 1964 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire) war eine US amerikanische Autorin von Trivialromanen. Bekannt ist vor allem ihr Erstlingswerk Die Leute von Peyton… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.