Perry, Antoinette


Perry, Antoinette
(1888-1946)
   Born in Denver, Colorado, Antoinette Perry made her acting debut at age 17 in 1905, appearing in Lady Jim (1906) and A Grand Army Man (1907) before marrying wealthy businessman Frank Freauff in 1909. She retired until his death in 1924, after which she returned to the stage under producer Brock Pemberton's guidance, acting in Mr. Pitt (1924), Minick (1924), The Ladder (1926), and Electra (1927). She became Pemberton's assistant and directed plays under his aegis, including Strictly Dishonorable (1929), Personal Appearance* (1934), and the Pulitzer PRiZE-winning Harvey* in 1944. Beginning in the 1930s, Perry actively involved herself in several theatrical service organizations. In collaboration with Jane Cowl and Rachel Crothers, Perry established the American Theatre Wing* and the Stage Door Canteen* during World War II. Her service work led to the annual Antoinette Perry Awards,* nicknamed the "Tony Awards,*" being named for her in 1947, the year after her death.

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  • Antoinette Perry — Infobox Actor name = Antoinette Perry birthdate = June 27, 1888 birthplace = Denver, Colorado deathdate = June 28, 1946 (aged age|1888|6|27|1946|6|28) deathplace = New York City, New York spouse = Frank W. Frueauff (1909 1922)(Mary) Antoinette… …   Wikipedia


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