Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974
- Existence: 1893 - 1974
Katharine Cornell (1893-1974) was an actor, writer and producer who is considered one of the foremost actors in American theatre. Her most prominent Broadway roles include Elizabeth Barrett Browning in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1931) and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1934).
Born into a prominent family, Cornell was raised in Buffalo, New York. In 1935, she became the first woman to receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal from the University of Buffalo. The medal was awarded by the university to a citizen who has performed some great deed that was identified with the City of Buffalo.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
The Deborah Cornell Colwell collection on Katharine Cornell contains items related to Katharine Cornell’s career and legacy, including newspaper clippings, photos, and a book.
The Elizabeth Dribben collection on Katharine Cornell contains papers and physical ephemera associated with Cornell’s career and life, and Dribben’s production of the documentary “Katharine Cornell: A Lady of the Theater.”
The G. Thomas Pagnotta collection on Katharine Cornell contains items related to Katharine Cornell’s career and legacy, including playbills, clippings, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
This collection contains posters, DVDs, and videos from performances at the Katharine Cornell and Sidney B. Pfeifer Theatres.