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Felicia Hardison Londr...
Scotford & Merrell
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...
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...
Biography of Patricia McIlrath (1917-1999), Founder of the Missouri Repertory Theater
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...
D. Austin Latchaw
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...
Ed Asner: Kansas City's Favorite Son
File containing photos and biographical article about Ed Asner, a famous actor graduating from Wyandotte High School (in Kansas City, Kansas) in 1947 and called "Kansas City's favorite son." Description...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Joe Sanders and Others
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."...
Information about John Goodman, a television, motion picture, and theater actor born in Saint Louis and graduating from Southwest Missouri State University in 1975, moving then to New York as a theater...
KC Native Henry Stram Wins N.Y. Honors
January 8, 2005
Henry Stram, son of former Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, recently was honored by New York Magazine for giving one of the best three performances of 2005 on the New York stage. He appeared in the...
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...
Michael Paller's Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery Film Collection
This collection contains a total of 46 media items which feature motion pictures in which Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery appeared. Most of the titles are in VHS format with some DVDs and CDs included. In...
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...
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