Eva Le Gallienne


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Noun1.Eva Le Gallienne - United States actress (born in England) (1899-1991)
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While training as a stage actor, Plummer was discovered by English producer Eva Le Gallienne. After stints in various plays and TV roles, Plummer would breakthrough with his performance in the beloved 1965 musical "The Sound of Music" by director Robert Wise.
Eva Le Gallienne and Josephine Hutchinson -- leads in the 1932 play Dear Jane -- were outed lesbian lovers.
Some of the listees, like Maureen Stapleton and Jessica Tandy, were close friends and/or key interpreters of Williams's work; others, such as Eva Le Gallienne and Mildred Natwick, had never performed in his plays and occasionally seem bemused at being contacted by a young man they'd never heard of bearing gifts and accolades from someone who had been dead for several years.
He also acted in amateur theater and was encouraged to become a professional by actress-teacher Eva Le Gallienne.
EVA LE GALLIENNE, 92, The Tony award-winning actor, director and producer of theatre and film was one of the few open lesbians in Hollywood of the 1920s and 30s.
Insufficiently fleshed out, though, is Lloyd's immersion in the socially conscious theatrical renaissance of the 30s, when small, fervent avant-garde groups blossomed, led by the likes of Clifford Odets, Elia Kazan, Joseph Losey and Eva Le Gallienne. Lloyd's evocative descriptions of these movers and shakers proves both fascinating and regrettably short, culminating with his tenure at the Mercury Theater and his small but show-stopping turn as Cinna the Poet in Orson Welles' legendary anti-fascist production of "Julius Caesar." Stark, black-and-white photos of Lloyd, surrounded center-stage by striking lighting effects and black-leather-garbed thugs, alternate with Lloyd's juicy anecdotes of Welles' mercurial temperament.
She was lovers with Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Isadora Duncan, Eva Le Gallienne, and an assortment of lesser-known actresses, but she has remained a footnote in history because she didn't have any lasting talent of her own.
Her eyes were opened in New York City when acting (and later directing for) Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Company.
With the credo "I can get any woman from any man," the sexually audacious De Acosta seduced not only the great Garbo but other prominent women of her day, including Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, and Eva Le Gallienne. For the currently single Nanin, however, confronting her sexuality was not as easy.
In that year she appeared with Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre in The Cherry Orchard, a production that achieved for Chekhov's reputation in the United States what the earlier tours had achieved for Ibsen.
She later turned down Vassar in favor of the theater, first with nearby Gloucester's Little Theatre and then with Eva Le Gallienne's apprentice theater group in New York.
Schanke began their research on Laura Keene and Eva Le Gallienne, respectively, as theatre students.