Andrews, Ann, b. 1895.
Billy Rose Theatre Division
- .41 lf. (1 box of letters)
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The Ann Andrews papers span 1918-1963, and consist of letters from her many friends in show business. Among Ms.Andrews' well known friends and correspondents were Katharine Cornell and her husband Guthrie McClintic, Marc Connelly, Dorothy Parker and her husband Alan Campbell, Grace George, C. Aubrey Smith and his wife Lady Isabel Smith, Lenore Ulric, Carl Van Vechten, and Evelyn Varden. Of particular interest are the letters from actress Grace George (1879-1962), wife of Broadway producer William Brady, who writes about her husband's declining years and about working on the film JOHNNY COME LATELY (1943) with James Cagney, and the letters from actor C. Aubrey Smith (1863-1948) on a variety of topics. After Sir Aubrey's death his wife Lady Isabel picked up the correspondence and continued it for a number of years. Many of Ann Andrews' correspondents mention her cats; she owned more than a dozen.
Ann Andrews (1895?-1986), was a stage actress for much of the first half of the twentieth century, with a wide rangeof friends in theatrical and motion pictures circles. Born in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 13, 1895 (some sources say 1890), Ann Andrews studied at Egan's Dramatic School in Los Angeles, and made her stage debut in the title role of NJU at the Little Theatre in Los Angeles in October 1916. She repeated this role for her New York stage debut the following March. Her subsequent stage appearances include: SEVEN DAYS LEAVE (1917), THE HOTTENTOT (1920), HER TEMPORARY HUSBAND (1922), THE CAPTIVE (1926), George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY (1927), Preston Sturges' RECAPTURE (1930), Kaufman & Ferber's DINNER AT EIGHT (1932), DARK VICTORY (1934), FIRST LOVE (1936), WHEN WE ARE MARRIED (1939) and SPRING AGAIN (1944). Ann Andrews also toured the United States and Canada in stock, and appeared in two motion pictures, THE GIRL BY THE ROADSIDE (1917) and THE CHEAT (1931).
Controlled Access Terms
- Andrews, Ann, b. 1895.
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Motion picture industry -- United States.
Additional Creator Names
- Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974.
- McClintic, Guthrie, 1893-1961.
- Connelly, Marc, 1890-1980.
- Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967.
- Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963.
- George, Grace, 1879-1961.
- Smith, C. Aubrey (Charles Aubrey), 1863-1948.
- Smith, Isabel, Lady.
- Ulric, Lenore, 1892-1970.
- Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
- Varden, Evelyn, 1893-1958.