Forrest, Sam

(1870-1944)
   Samuel Forrest was born in Richmond, Virginia. Theatre people piqued his interest at the hotel where he worked as a bellhop. He tried acting and running a stock company, then found his forte as a director, beginning with Springtime (1909). From 1910 to 1942, he was associated with George M. Cohan and Sam H. Harris. He directed over a hundred plays, including such landmark productions as Little Old New York (1920), Six-Cylinder Love, Nice People, and The Hero (1921), Icebound (1923), and Rain (1935). He was a member of the Friars, the Lambs, and the Players.

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