Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982 Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films, television movies, and plays. She was awarded the first Tony in 1947 for her performance in Joan of Lorraine,  a 1946 play-within-a-play by...
Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards for performance, more than any other individual. She is the only person to have won Tony Awards in four different acting categories. (Julie Harris also earned six Tony Awards. She won five competitive awards for performance, and...
Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks

November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985 A legendary actress of the silent film era. She epitomized the flapper age with her bobbed hairstyle, while blatantly flaunting the accepted sexual and societal roles of women at the...
Janet Gaynor

Janet Gaynor

October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984 In 1929, Janet received the very first Academy Award for best actress. This was the first and only time an actress won the Oscar for multiple roles. When “talkies” replaced silent films, Janet was one of the few...

TRIVIA: First Theater in USA

Although a theater was built in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1716, and the original Dock Street Theatre opened in Charleston, South Carolina in 1736, the birth of professional theater in America may have begun when Lewis Hallam arrived with his theatrical company in...