Otis Skinner


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Noun1.Otis Skinner - United States actor (1858-1942)Otis Skinner - United States actor (1858-1942)  
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Her appearance, as described by biographer Cornelia Otis Skinner in her book Madam Sarah, was not the major factor of her success.
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).
The tradition of on-the-job training continued throughout most of the 19th century--Minnie Maddern Fiske, Otis Skinner and Ethel Barrymorc all grew up in it--because there were few, if any, established schools where aspiring actors could study before they attempted to break into the business.
From the time it opened with headliners like Dorothy Gish, Otis Skinner and Jesse Royce Landis, it was always the summer stage of the theatrical aristocracy.
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.
In the opening pages of her memoir, Rose recounts her anxiety, "some time ago," about having turned into a "feeble copy of Cornelia Otis Skinner," "prized speaker at Book and Author luncheons" in time 1950s, the author of witty, charming, and dated books beloved of her mother's set and the scorn of Rose's teenage self.
Skinner made her first professional stage appearance with her father, the tragedian Otis Skinner, in Blood and Sand (1921), and she collaborated with him in writing her first play, Captain Fury (1925).
He assembled a company of players that at various times included Ada Rehan, Otis Skinner, John Drew, Maurice Barrymore, and Joseph Jefferson.
Among them were George Gershwin's Song Book, 1932; Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, by Cornelia Otis Skinner, 1942; Alice Duer Miller's Cinderella, 1943; and a collection of Alajalov's work, titled Conversation Pieces, with text by Janet Flanner.