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Felicia Hardison Londr...
September 22, 2012
Profile and interview with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet. Stonestreet is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and attended Kansas State University. He credits growing up in the Midwest as inspiring...
Across Our Wide Missouri: From Clara Bow to Doris Day, Jack Oakie Stole Their Shows
Photos and biographical article about Jack Oakie (~1904-1978), a movie comedian born in Sedalia, Missouri, as Lewis Offield. Description of his life and career, selling newspapers during high school in...
Actor in Costume
Actor seated in a chair, dressed in a Shakespearean costume.
Actors and Actresses
File contains articles arranged alphabetically about actors and actresses with ties to Kansas City.
African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater
This book contains information concerning African Americans and their participation in early Kansas City theater and entertainment. Information includes performers names and where they played. See the...
After Years of Gracing City's Stages, Prominent Actress Dies of Cancer
July 12, 2006
Local actress Elizabeth Robbins died July 11, 2006, at her home at the age of 51. She was married to actor/director Mark Robbins and leaves a 12-year-old son. She had performed professionally in Kansas...
Information about Art Ellison, an actor with Kansas City theater groups and shows since 1924, born around 1899 in New York and arriving in Kansas City in 1914.
Arthur Wayland Ellison
This thesis covers the life of local actor Arthur Ellison during his life in Kansas City from 1914-1994. Ellison was an actor, director, and make-up artist who was born in Pottsdam, New York, and died...
As a Child Actor Here, He Got a Start toward Broadway
Photos and biographical article about Ernest Truex (1889-1973), a movie and television actor starting out as a child actor in the play "Quo Vadis" at "the old Auditorium Theater in Kansas City" around...
Barn Players Theater Group
Clippings about the Barn Players in Johnson County, a 1970 Summer Playbill for "The Barn Players," and article "Born in a Barn," about the Bell Road Barn Players in Parkville, Missouri, that began in 1954....
Biography of Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), Founder of the Missouri Repertory Theater
Biography of William Powell (1892-1984), Actor
Photograph of actor Bob Burns reviewing magazine.
Autographed portrait to Joe Sanders from actor and composer Britt Wood. Autograph reads "To Joe, I could sit and watch your fingers move over them keys from now on. Boy do you race. Your Pal, Britt Wood"....
Byron Lewis Shores Obituary
Obituary for Byron Lewis Shores, or Byron Shores, a former Broadway and movie actor of the 1930s-1940s, dying at the age of 50 on November 13, 1957.
Caveman, '10 Items' Actor Has Local Roots
February 26, 2009
Profile of Jewish actor and comedian, John Lehr. A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Lehr is best known for playing a wise-cracking caveman in a popular series of commercials for Geico car insurance and...
Acot, Charlie Chaplin stepping down from a train.
Coach House Theater Group
Coates' Opera House
Advertising card for Coates' Opera House with images of two actors in costume identified as: "Louis James as Virginius" and "Marie Wainwright as Ophelia." Back of card has an article "A Success From the...
Community Children's Theater
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