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1. A Kansas City Vaudeville Team Launches Its Own Showboat A Kansas City Vaudeville Team Launches Its Own Showboat April/9/1939 Photos and article about the "Dixie Queen" steamboat built in and operating out of Kansas City as a showboat or steamboat with an on-deck vaudeville theater. Description of its owners Al Cooper and his...

2. A Selective Index to Theatre Magazine A Selective Index to Theatre Magazine 1964 References to issues of Theatre Magazine with information about Kansas City actress Jeanne Eagels, including volume 45, June 1927, page 15, with a portrait of her drawn by Janet Dexter.

3. Actors and Actresses Actors and Actresses File contains articles arranged alphabetically about actors and actresses with ties to Kansas City.

4. African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater African Americans in Early Kansas City Theater 2007 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...

5. After Years of Gracing City's Stages, Prominent Actress Dies of Cancer 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...

6. B Shoot B Shoot Spring//1976 Photos and article about the recent (ca. 1960s-1970s) history of movie-making of "B" films in Kansas City, focusing on the experiences of producer-director Lamar Card in shooting the 1976 movie "The Student...

7. Biography of Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), Founder of the Missouri Repertory Theater Biography of Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), Founder of the Missouri Repertory Theater 1999

8. Biography of Robin Humphrey (1922-1998), Actress and Director Biography of Robin Humphrey (1922-1998), Actress and Director 1999

9. Coates' Opera House Coates' Opera House ca. 1880-1900 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...

10. D. Austin Latchaw D. Austin Latchaw 2007 This book contains information on D. Austin Latchaw (1861-1948), a local drama critic for several Kansas City newspapers. Latchaw used the book's title for his 60-chapter Kansas City theater reminiscences...

11. Deaths: Mrs. Thelma Todd Goza Deaths: Mrs. Thelma Todd Goza May 13, 1952 Photo and obituary for "Mrs. Toni Todd Goza [or Toni Todd], 32, former orchestra singer and motion picture actress," appearing in such movies as "Lost Horizon" and "Philo Vance's Secret Mission" as Toni...

12. Dee Wallace Phones Home Dee Wallace Phones Home April 14, 2007 Dee Wallace, a Kansas City, Kansas, born actress, is home "to receive a lifetime achievement award from the local chapter of Women in Film and the GM Alliance." She is credited with nearly 150 acting credits...

13. Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers Photos and information on Ginger Rogers, a movie actress growing up in the Kansas City area. Born in Independence in 1911 as Virginia Katherine McMath, or Virginia McMath and growing up partly in Kansas...

14. Going Hollywood! Going Hollywood! February 27, 2005 List of Hollywood stars that originally came from the Midwest states of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

15. Joan Crawford Joan Crawford 1989 Biographical sketch of Joan Crawford (1906-1977), a movie actress starting in 1925 with silent pictures, growing up in Kansas City. Description of her life and career, moving to Kansas City in 1917 from...

16. Joe Sanders and Others Joe Sanders and Others N.d. View of a group of people standing by an airplane. Included is Joe Sanders on the far left of the photo. The caption reads: "Texas City Benefit cast. We did two shows, one at Pt. Arthur & one at Austin."...

17. Last Chapter Last Chapter December 6, 2003 Short death notice for actress Ellen Drew who died at age 89 on December 17, 2003. "She was born Esther Loretta Ray in Kansas City." She starred in the 1940s and 1950s with such actors as Joel McCrea,...

18. Lead Role Sticks with Area Native Lead Role Sticks with Area Native July 24, 2005 Actress Shannon Durig has been successful playing the role of Tracy in the Broadway hit "Hairspray". Since her debut in October 2003, the 23-year old Overland Park native has appeared in the role about...

19. Local Resident Pursues Hollywood Dream Local Resident Pursues Hollywood Dream February 29-March 6, 2008 Article profiles actress Donna Hoskins, a former resident of Kansas City who has appeared in several Hollywood films under her stage name, Blaise Brooks. Hoskins is a gradute of Franklin Elementary, Ashland...

20. May We Present Mrs. Marvin Gates May We Present Mrs. Marvin Gates April/5/1935 Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Marvin Gates, or Medill Gates, a Kansas City actress starting in the early 20th century as one of the original members of the Comedy Club (called the Kansas City...