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Also Known As: Died: December 18, 1993
Born: June 14, 1919 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1936:
In Chicago worked as actor-director in summer stock, also with the Shakespearean Theatre Group and the Chicago Civic Repertory Theatre
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Directed productions for the Jewish Peoples Institute
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Worked as radio actor in NY
1942:
Broadway acting debut, "Cafe Crown"
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Served in US Armed Forces
1946:
Rose to prominence in stage production of "Joan of Lorraine"
1948:
Broadway directing debut, "Goodbye My Fancy" (also actor)
1948:
Screen acting debut in "My Girl Tisa"
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Legally became a British resident
1951:
US Government tried to serve him with subpoena to appear before the HUAC committee; remained in England
1952:
London stage debut, "Winter Journey"
1953:
Co-produced first play (also actor), "The Shrike", London
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Served as artistic director, New Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool, UK
1961:
Returned to USA
1969:
Feature directing debut, "The File of the Golden Goose" (Great Britain)
1974:
Named director, Southwark Summer Festival, UK
1977:
Founded (also executive director) Globe Playhouse Trust Ltd. And World Centre for Shakespeare Studies Ltd., UK
1984:
TV series regular on "Berringers"

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