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Robert W Butler
Felicia Hardison Londr...
Ed Wynn Outside Union Station
Ed Wynn, comedian and actor, with unidentified child posed outside Union Station.
View of movie actor Edgar Kennedy who was in the movie "King Kelly of the U.S.A".
Enchanted Years of the Stage
Bound volume of collected 1935 newspaper clippings about Kansas City theaters and the live acting scene.
Famous Kansas Citians
Some famous Kansas Citians: Marion Talley, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Rosemarie Brancato, Charlie "Bird" Parker, Thomas Hart Benton, President Truman, Eugene Field, Jesse Clyde Nichols, William R. Nelson,...
Folly Theater Profile
Foolkiller Theater Group
Forty Years Ago in The Star
One paragraph about George Jessel, a theater actor and manager in Kansas City in 1927.
From Stand-up to Silver Screen
August 20, 2006
Actor and Kansas City native Emery Emery has now become a filmmaker. His documentary, "The Aristocrats," is the product of 100 hours of interviews with comedians in search of the world's filthiest joke....
Getting it Right on Broadway
June 3, 2007
Profile of Kansas City-born actor Denis O'Hare, who is currently starring in the Tony-nominated revival of "Inherit the Wind." O'Hare spent the first two years of his life in the Red Bridge neighborhood...
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...
Glover a Genuine Celebrity
December 9, 2003
Steve Penn's commentary on Danny Glover's appearance in Kansas City and his visit to Kansas City's Genesis School. Glover's father, James Glover, was a resident of Kansas City and graduated from Lincoln...
February 27, 2005
List of Hollywood stars that originally came from the Midwest states of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
Grand Old Drag
August 5, 2007
Article spotlighting the actors and producers of the "La Cage aux Folles" show at the Unicorn Theatre (3828 Main). It also discusses how female impersonators have been entertaining Kansas City audiences...
Information about Harrison Ford (1884-1957), a leading actor of silent motion pictures from 1916 to 1929 and of live theater, born in Kansas City and raised here and in Los Angeles. Photos and description...
Autographed publicity portrait of entertainer Harry Richman. Autograph reads: "To 'Joe Sanders' from your loving bass fiddle player, Harry Richman." Richman was a singer, actor, dancer, comedian, pianist,...
May 9, 2005
Interview with actor Don Cheadle and his aunt, Sondra North, of Kansas City, Missouri. Cheadle got his break as the character "Mouse" in 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress, and received an Oscar nomination for...
I Changed Position and Moved into Film Immortality
October 8, 2006
Author recalls his participation in the move Article 99 as an extra during filming in Kansas City. The movie starred actors Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Liotta, Lea Thompson, Kathy Baker, John Mahoney, and Noble...
In Short, He's Hot
January 11, 2007
Feature article on Kansas City native Columbus Short who is an actor, dancer, and choreographer. His latest movie is "Stomp the Yard". He lives in Los Angeles but he still has relatives who live in the...
Interview: Jerry Fogel
Photos and interview of Jerry Fogel, a television and movie actor, host of a KCMO radio talk show, and political aspirant. Biographical sketch of him and discussion on his views on politics, etc., and...
Interview: This Cain Is Able
Interview of Cain Devore, a "young Kansas City-born actor" appearing on a new prime time television show, "Dreams," and formerly acting on a television soap opera, with photos.
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