Cornelia Otis Skinner


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Noun1.Cornelia Otis Skinner - United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
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Bernhardt has been the subject of many books, including a 1967 pop biography by Cornelia Otis Skinner (Madame Sarah); a more scrupulous 1991 examination (The Divine Sarah) by the gay pianists Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, whose French connections allowed them to examine Sarah's private correspondence; and a 1988 novel by Francoise Sagan (Dear Sarah Bernhardt).
For nearly four decades, greats such as Enrico Caruso, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Sarah Bernhardt, and later Cornelia Otis Skinner, Norma Shearer, and Helen Hayes appeared on stage.
Bernhardt's biographer Cornelia Otis Skinner and silent film historian Kevin Brownlee, who has written the foreword to this volume, argue that Bernhardt professed little enthusiasm for cinema.