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Robert W Butler
Felicia Hardison Londr...
Local Actor Gets Better With Time
November 30-December 6, 2007
Article profiling local actor Danny Cox, who has resided in Kansas City, Kansas, for the past 35 years. During his career, Cox has appeared in many local and national stage productions and recorded music...
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...
Lunacy, Luck & Life in the Big Apple: Saga of a Kansas City Boy
Photos and biographical article about Tuck Mulligan, a "26-year-old native Kansas Citian" theater actor in New York City "weaned on Kansas City's dinner theatre circuit."
Main Street Theater
Postcard of Main Street Theater
Makers of Kansas City Theatre: Talents on Their Own Turf
Photos, other portraits, and article about the history of live-action theaters (back to the Civil War) in Kansas City and their managers. Numerous details and scholarly notes and references.
Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride
Actors Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride (Ma and Pa Kettle) with unidentified men at the opening of the Jones Store located on the northwest corner of 31st and Troost.
Mark Edelman: A National Success Story
Biographical article about Mark Edelman, president of the Theater League, a live theater group in Kansas City since about 1977. Photos and description of his career in Kansas City and other major cities,...
May We Present Mrs. Marvin Gates
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...
Maytag Men Offer Their Own Spin
April 30, 2003
Comments from Gordon Jump and Mark Devine, both from Kansas who portray the "Maytag Men" of television advertising. There were in Overland Park, Kansas, for the opening of the company's new store.
Metro Area News: Jackson County's Lincoln to Step Down This Year
Photo and biographical article about Gerald Maupin, "a rural Jackson County resident" retiring at the age of 65 as an impersonator of Abraham Lincoln, formerly "appear[ing] in the White House, at the Smithsonian...
Midland Theater Profile
March 5, 2006
Article contains Academy Award nominees who had Kansas and Missouri ties. Includes their picture, category, birthplace, total Oscar nominations and wins. Names include: Robert Altman, Burt Bacharach, Tom...
Midwestern Outlook Shapes Film Success for Trio with KC Roots
November 7, 2008
Article profiles three Kansas City natives who have gone on to have careers in the motion picture industry: Darren Lynn Bausman (director), Eric Darnell (director, animator), and Paul Rudd (actor). The...
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical sketch of John Starr, "a radio announcer in Kansas City." Born in Arkansas in 1904 and raised in Kansas before coming to Kansas City as a theater actor "featured in the 'Big Brother' broadcasts...
File containing a biographical article about Solomon Smith, or Sol Smith (1801-1869), a New York native and Saint Louis actor with a "major role in the development of the theater in St. Louis in the first...
Missouri Repertory Theater
Material pertaining to the Missouri Repertory Theater, a professional theater in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The theater was founded as the "Summer Repertory Theater," and became...
Mo Rep To Take Stage Under a New Name in September
May 9, 2004
The Board of Trustees of the Missouri Repertory Theatre has voted to change the name of the 40-year old theater group. When the 2004-2005 season gets under way in September, it will be called the Kansas...
Believed to be a scene from the movie "King Kelly of the U.S.A.", 1934. Actors not identified but one may be Ferdinand Gottschalk who was King Maxmilian of Belgardia in the film. Joe Sanders and Bernie...
Movin' on Up: Who Left KC and Made It?
Photos and biographical description of Paul Rudd, a 27-year-old actor growing up in Kansas City (graduating from Shawnee Mission West High School) and appearing in the "Sisters" television show and the...
Mrs. George Borgeson
Photo and obituary for Lenore Anthony Borgeson, or Lenor Borgeson, wife of George Borgeson (no age, birth or death date given), a drama instructor and theater organizer at the former Horner Institute of...
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