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Theresa Helburn (1887–1959)

Theresa Helburn was born on January 12, 1887 in New York City, New York, USA. She was a producer and production manager, known for The United States Steel Hour (1953), Stage Door (1948) and Great Catherine (1948). She was married to John Baker Opdycke. She died on August 18, 1959 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Stage Door Producer
Great Catherine Producer
Critic at Large Herself - Theater Guild


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 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- The Thief (1955) ... (producer)
 1948 Great Catherine (TV Movie) (producer)
 1948 Stage Door (TV Movie) (producer)
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 1953 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (under the personal supervision of - 1 episode)
- P.O.W. (1953) ... (under the personal supervision of: The Theatre Guild)
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 1951 Footlights and Kleiglights (TV Series)
- Episode #1.19 (1951) ... Herself
 1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Herself - Theater Guild
- Episode #1.23 (1949) ... Herself - Theater Guild

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Stage Play: Reunion in Vienna. Comedy. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »


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She was one of the administrative directors of The Theatre Guild, one of the most famous producing organization on Broadway. The Theatre Guild was responsible for the original stage productions of "Porgy and Bess", "Oklahoma!", and "Carousel".

It was Helburn who did the most to persuade Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to write a musical adaptation of Ferenc Molnar's "Liliom", which the ... See more »

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