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Other Works

  • (1919) Stage: Appeared in "Luck in Pawn" on Broadway (Broadway debut). Written by Marvin Taylor. 48th Street Theatre: 24 Mar 1919-Mar 1919 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Robert Adams, Walter Ainsley, Harry Ashford, Charles Brown, Reina Carruthers, L. Melton Clodagh, Robert Fischer, Brenda Fowler, Benjamin Kauser, Erna Renard, Edward Robins, Florence Short, Mabel Taliaferro, Ann Warrington, Roland Young.
  • (1930) Stage: Appeared (as "Valentine") in "Twelfth Night What You Will]" on Broadway. Comedy (revival/production played in repertory with "Hamlet", "Macbeth"). Written by William Shakespeare. Shubert Theatre: 24 Mar 1930-unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Virginia Allen (as "Viola"), Virginia Bronson (as "Maria, Olivia's waiting woman"), John Burke (as "Antonio, a sea captain"), Lawrence H. Cecil (as "Sir Toby Belch, Olivia's kinsman"), Kathryn Collier (as "Olivia, a countess"), Charles Desheim (as "Curio, attendant of Orsino"), Grant Gordon (as "Sebastian, Viola's twin brother"), Hart Jenks (as "Orsino, Duke of Illyria"), Fritz Leiber (as "Malvolio, Olivia's steward"), Wilfred Mallory (as "First Officer"), Ralph Menzing (as "Sea Captain"), Claudius Mintz (as "Second Officer"), James Neill (as "Sir Andrew Aguecheek, companion of Sir Toby"), Thayer Roberts (as "Feste, a jester in Olivia's household"), Robert Strauss (as "Fabian, inhabitant of Illyria"; Broadway debut). Produced by Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society.
  • (1930) Stage: Appeared )as "Malcolm, son of Duncan") in "Macbeth" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Fritz Leiber (also in cast as "Macbeth"). Shubert Theatre: 24 Mar 1930-unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Gentlewoman"), Virginia Bronson (as "Lady Macbeth"), John Burke (as "Duncan, King of Scotland"), Marie Carroll (as "Fleance, son of Banquo"), Lawrence H. Cecil (as "Ross, a nobleman"), Kathryn Collier (as "Second Witch"), William Courtleigh (as "Macduff, a nobleman of Scotland"), Charles Desheim (as "Donalbain, son of Duncan"), John Forrest (as "First Witch"), Hart Jenks (as "Banquo, a general of the Scottish army"), Wilfred Mallory (as "Lennox, a nobleman"), Ralph Menzing (as "Seyton, an officer attending on Macbeth"), Claudius Mintz (as "Second Murderer"), James Neill (as "Sergeant"), Philip Quin (as "Doctor"), Thayer Roberts (as "Murderer"), Virginia Stevens (as "Third Witch"), Robert Strauss (as "Porter"). Produced by Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society.
  • (1930) Stage: Appeared (as "Marcellus") in "Hamlet" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Fritz Leiber (also in cast as Hamlet"). Shubert Theatre: 24 Mar 1930-unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Vera Allen (as "Player Queen"), Virginia Bronson (as "Gertrude, Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet"), John Burke (as "Horatio, friend to Hamlet"), Marie Carroll (as "Ophelia, daughter to Polonius"), Lawrence H. Cecil (as "Laertes, son to Polonius"), William Courtleigh (as "Claudius, King of Denmark"), Charles Desheim (as "Osric, a Courtier" / "Second Player"), Grant Gordon (as "Guildenstern, Courtier"), Hart Jenks (as "Ghost"), Wilfred Mallory (as "Francisco, Officer" / "Priest"), Ralph Menzing (as "Bernardo. Officer"), Claudius Mintz (as "Second Gravedigger"), James Neill (as "First Player"), Philip Quin (as "Polonius, Lord Chamberlain"), Thayer Roberts (as "Rosencrantz, Courtier"), Robert Strauss (as "Gravedigger"). Produced by Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society.
  • (1931) Stage: Appeared (as "Ronnie Carb") in "Society Girl" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by John Francis Larkin [credited as John Larkin Jr.l only Broadway credit). Directed by Stanley Logan. Booth Theatre: 30 Dec 1931-Jan 1932 (closing date unknown/13 performances). Cast: Brian Donlevy (as "Briscoe"), Russell Hardie (as "Johnny Malloy"), Claire Luce (as "Judy Gelett"), Hallie Manning (as "Miss Halloway"), Charles Palazzi (as "Matagalpa"), Gordon Richards (as "Tom Warburton"), Tom Rutherfurd (as "Peter Bragdon"), Helen Shipman (as "Zoe Van Ruyl"), John Taylor (as "Luke"), Edna West (as "Watkins"). Produced by William Brandt.
  • (1932) Stage: Appeaed in "Blessed Event" on Broadway.
  • (1932) Stage: Appeared in "Park Avenue, Ltd." on Briadway.
  • (1933) Stage: Appeared in "A Few Wild Oats" on Broadway. Comedy.
  • (1932) Stage: Appeared in "Carry Nation" on Broadway.
  • (1933) Stage: Appeared (as "Lamont") in "The Sophisticrats" on Broadway. Comedy/farce. Written by Kenneth Phillips Britton. Scenic Design by Isaac Benesch. Directed / produced by Shepard Traube. Bijou Theatre: 13 Feb 1933-Feb 1933 (closing date unknown/2 performances). Cast: Doan Borrup (credited as Doan Borup; as "Walters, Sr."), Helen Brooks (as "Nell"), Marion Evenson (as "Bettina"), Coburn Goodwin (as "Carson"), Marjorie Jarecki (as "Gertrude"), Ben Lackland (as "Arthur"), Lewis Martin (as "Beach"), Jessamine Newcombe (as "Charlotte"), Forrest Orr (as "Rollo"), Carl Benton Reid (as "Watts"), Frank Stringfellow (as "Markowski"), Mildred Van Dorn (as "Babe").
  • (1933) Stage: Appeared in "The Comic Artist" on Broadway.
  • (1938) Stage: Appeared in "Escape This Night" on Broadway. Melodrama.
  • (1939) Stage: Appeared in "The Three Sisters" on Broadway. Drama (revival).
  • (1941) Stage: Appeared in "Popsy" on Broadway.
  • (1942) Stage: Appeared (as "Bernard K. Froy"; credited as Bob Allen) in "I Killed the Count" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Alec Coppel. Scenic Design by Emil Holak. Directed by Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan. Cort Theatre: 31 Aug 1942-26 Sep 1942 (29 performances). Cast: Rafael Corio, Doris Dalton, Clarence Derwent, Louis Hector, Edgar Kent, LeRoi Operti (as "Martin"), Guy Spaull, Bertram Tanswell. Produced by Frank Carrington, Agnes Morgan and Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.
  • (1943) Stage: Appeared (as "Child"; credited as Bob Allen) in "Lady in the Dark" on Broadway. Musical (revival). Book by / Directed by Moss Hart. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch. Production Design / Lighting Design by Hassard Short. Scenic Design by Harry Horner. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Gowns Designed by Hattie Carnegie. Assistant to Mr. Horner: Lester Polakov and Dick Bernstein. Assistant to Miss Sharaff: Brion. Press Representative: John Peter Toohey and Marian Byram. General Stage Manager: William McFadden. Broadway Theatre: 27 Feb 1943-15 May 1943 (110 performances). Cast: Gertrude Lawrence (as "Liza Elliott"), Adelaide Abbot (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Lynn Alden (as "Jack" / "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Bonnie Baker (as "Child"), Lee Bergere (as "Ben Butler"), Ken Black (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Anne Bracken (as "Child"), Ingeborg Bransen (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Eric Brotherson (as "Russell Paxton"), Edward Browne (as "Joe, an office boy" / "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Rita Charise (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Jack Collins (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Jean Cumming (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Margaret Dale (as "Maggie Grant"), 'Richard D'Arcy' (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Arthur Davies (as "Soloist" / "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Phyllis De Bus (as "Child"), Joyce Doncaster (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Rose Marie Elliott (as "Ruthie, a model" / Mapleton High Glee Club"), Nikolai Fatula (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Sally Ferguson (as "Child"), Matthew Ferrugio (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Margaret Gibson (as "Carol, a model" / "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Richard Hale (as "Dr. Brooks"), Anne Helm (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Christine Horn (as "Marcia, a model" / "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Jane Irving (as "Barbara" / "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Warren Jones (as "Soloist" / "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Ann Lee (as "Alison Du Bois"), Joan Lee (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), John Leslie (as "Kendall Nesbitt"), June MacLaren (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Hugh Marlowe (as "Charley Johnson"), George Martin (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Scott Merrill (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Byron Milligan (as "Soloist" / "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Adrienne Moore (as "Miss Stevens"), Willard Parker (as "Randy Curtis"), Louise Pearl (as "Child"), Fred Perrone (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Gedda Petry (as "Miss Foster"), Nicholas Saunders (as "Liza's Father"), John Scott (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Jeanne Shelby (as "Miss Bowers"), Alla Shishkina (as "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Janice Smith (as "Child"), Walter Stane (as "Tom, an office boy" / "Alberta Rasch Group Dancer"), Edward Tappa (as "Child"), William Welch (as "Child"), Florence White (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Florence Wyman (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Helene Young (as "Helen, a model"), Edwin Ziegler (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"). Replacement actors: Jane Davies (as "Barbara"), Wayne Walker (as "Mapleton High Glee Club"), Geoffrey Warren (as "Mapleton High Glee Club" / "Soloist"), Lester Wolf (as "Mapleton High Glee Club). Produced by Sam Harris. NOTE: Filmed as Lady in the Dark (1944).
  • (1945) Stage: Appeared (as "Turnbill"; credited as Bob Allen) in "Kiss Them for Me" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Luther Davis. Based on "Shore Leave" by Frederic Wakeman. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Fulton Theatre from 14 May 1945-close): 20 Mar 1945-23 Jun 1945 (110 performances). Cast: George Cory (as "Chief"), Jayne Cotter, Edward Crandall, Richard Davis (as "Mac"), Amy Douglass, Paul Ford (as "Mr. Hardy"), Harold Grau (as "Tailor"), Judy Holliday (as "Alice"; Broadway debut), Douglas Jones (as "Ensign"), Virginia Kaye (as "Nurse Wilinski"), Dennis King Jr. (as "Mississip"), George Mathews, John McGovern (as "F. Neilson"), Patricia Quinn O'Hara (as "Mrs. Hardy"), Daniel Petrie (as "Charlie"), Dudley Sadler (as "Hedrick"), Sonya Stokowski (as "Wac"), Richard Widmark (as "Crewson"). Produced by John H. Moses and Mark Hanna. NOTE:Filmed as Kiss Them for Me (1957).
  • (1946) Stage: Appeared (as "Steve") in "Show Boat" on Broadway. Musical Drama (revival). Music by Jerome Kern. Book by / lyrics by / book directed by Oscar Hammerstein II. Lyrics for "Bill" by P.G. Wodehouse. Music / lyrics for "Goodbye, My Lady Love" by Joseph E. Howard. Music / lyrics for "After the Ball" by Charles Harris. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Musical Director: Edwin McArthur. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Choral Director: Pem Davenport. Associate Choral Dir: Will Vodery. Scenic Design by Howard Bay. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Choreographed by Helen Tamiris. Staged by Hassard Short. Ziegfeld Theatre: 5 Jan 1946-4 Jan 1947 (418 performances). Cast: Jerome Addison (as "Singer"), Gilbert Adkins (as "Singer"), Carmine Alexandria (as "Singer"), Betty Barker (as "Child"), Ivory Bass (as "Singer"), Talley Beatty (as "Bora" / "Dancer"), Marta Becket (as "English" / "Dancer"), William Bender (as "Singer"), Seldon Bennett (as "Pete"), Janice Bodenhoff (as "French" / "Dancer"), Eleanor Boleyn (as "Indian" / "Dancer"), Thomas Bowman (as "Man with guitar"), Tom Bowman (as "Singer"), Grace Brenton (as "Singer"), Carol Bruce (as "Julie"), Robert Bulger (as "Singer"), Ralph Chambers (as "Vallon"), Edward Chappel (as "Singer"), Vivian Cherry (as "Italian" / "Dancer"), Jan Clayton (as "Magnolia" / "Kim"), William Cole (as "Singer"), Clarise Crawford (as "Singer"), Erno Czako (as "Singer"), Jack Daley (as "Jim"), Terry Dawson (as "Dancer"), Billy De Forest (as "Child"), Richard Di Silvera (as "Singer"), Helen Dowdy (as "Queenie"), Andrea Downing (as "Spanish Dancer"), Ralph Dumke (as "Cap'n Andy"), Buddy Ebsen (as "Frank"), Sara Floyd (as "Landlady"), Howard Frank (as "Backwoodsman"), Charles Fredericks (as "Gaylord Ravenal"), Lydia Fredericks (as "Dolly" / "Singer"), La Verne French (as "Sam" / "Dancer"), Adah Friley (as "Singer"), Dolores Gamble (as "Child"), Roland Gamble (as "Child"), John Garth III (as "Singer"), Betty Jane Geiskopf (as "Dancer"), Thomas Gomez (as "The Show Boat Ensemble"), Hayes Gordon (as "Singer" / "Barker"), Marion Hairston (as "Singer"), George H. Hall (as "Singer"), Katie Hall (as "Singer"), Carol Harriton (as "Dancer"), Edward Hayes(as "Child"), Vickie Henderson (as "Dancer"), Sheila Hogan (as "Sister"), Marion Holaves (as "Singer"), Eddie Howland (as "Dancer"), Jean Jones (as "Singer"), Elmira Jones-Bey (as "Dancer"), Frances Joslyn (as "Singer"), Charlotte Junius (as "Singer"), Paula Kaye (as "Strong Woman" / "Dancer"), Audrey Keane (as "Greek" / "Dancer"), Elana Keller (as "Scotch" / "Dancer"), Nancy Kenyon (as "Lottie"), Robert Kimberly (as "Singer"), James Lapsley (as "Singer"), Ora Leak (as "Dancer"), Gerard Leavitt (as "Dancer"), Carol Lewis (as "Child"), Olga Lunick (as "Russian" / "Dancer"), Collette Lyons [credited as Colette Lyons; as "Ellie"; final Broadway role), Alyce Mace (as "Kim, child"), Francis X. Mahoney (as "Rubber Face"), Iris Manley (as "Mother Superior"), Bowling H. Mansfield (as "Singer"), Claude Marchant (as "Mala" / "Dancer"), Assotta Marshall (as "Ethel" / "Singer"), Linda Mason (as "Singer"), Albert McCary (as "Singer"), William McDaniel (as "Singer"), William Miller (as "Dancer"), Scott Moore (as "Windy"), Walter Mosby (as "Singer"), Nick Nadeau (as "Dancer"), Joe Nash (as "Dancer"), Billy O'Connor (as "Child"), Ethel Owen (as "Parthy Ann Hawks"), Pearl Primus (as "Sal" / "Dahomey Queen"), Miriam Quinn (as "Child"), Clarence Redd (as "Singer"; final Broadway role), Jean Reeves (as "Fatima"), Jeanne Reeves (as "Dancer"), Eulabel Riley (as "Singer"), Duncan Scott (as "Jeb"), Paul Shiers (as "Singer" / "Drunk"), Max Showalter (as "Jake"), Stanley Simmons (as "Dancer"), Frederica Slemons (as "Old Lady on the Levee"), William C. Smith (as "Doorman at Trocadero" / "Singer"), William Sol (as "Singer"), Kenneth Spencer (as "Joe"), Eugene Steiner (as "Child"), Sybil Stocking (as "Child"), Agnes Sundgren (as "Singer"), Alma Sutton (as "Ata" / "Dancer"), Charles Tate (as "Jimmy Craig"), Viola Taylor (as "Dancer"), Bettina Thayer (as "Sally" / "Singer"), Yvonne Tibor (as "Dancer"), Rodester Timmons (as "Singer"), Willie Torpey (as "Old Sport"), David Trimble (as "Singer"), Fannie Turner (as "Singer"), William Weber (as "Dancer"), Henry Wessel (as "Dancer"), Ethel Brown White (as "Singer"), Evelyn Wick (as "Singer"), Francisco Xavier (as "Dancer"). Replacement actors: Harry Asmus (as "Dancer"), Herbert Bennettson (as "Child"), Kenneth Demeaux (as "Child"), Gene Ferguson (as "Child"), Joan Jackson (as "Child"), Nancy Kenyon (as "Magnolia"), Michael Lee (as "Child"), Christina Lind (as "Singer"), Marcia Maier (as "Dancer" / "Greek"), Earl Redding (as "Singer"), Frances Schneider (as "Child"), Fred Thomas (as "Singer"), Grace Varick (as "Singer"), William Vaux (as "Dancer"), Evelyn Wick (as "Magnolia"), Tivis Wicker (as "Singer"), Lavinia Williams (as "Dancer"). Produced by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. NOTE: Carol Bruce was the first actress to play (and sing) the role of Julie in a Broadway production of the show after it had been played by the legendary Helen Morgan. Ms. Morgan, who died in 1941, virtually owned the role and had played it in the original 1927 production, the first (1932) revival and Universal's hit 1936 movie Show Boat (1936)_. Ms. Bruce withstood favorable comparisons to Helen Morgan. (2) Filmed as Show Boat (1951).
  • (1956) Stage: Appeared in "Auntie Mame" on Broadway. Comedy.
  • (1979) Stage: Appeared in "Whoopee!" on Broadway. Musical comedy (revival).
  • (1951) TV commercial: Carter's Little Liver Pills.
  • (1939-40) Stage: Appeared in "The Man Who Came to Dinner", Biltmore Theater, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (1939-40) Stage: Appeared in "The Man Who Came to Dinner", Curran Theater, San Francisco, CA.

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