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Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974

 Person

Biographical Note

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 5 Collections and/or Records:

Katharine Cornell calling card case

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MS 219.6
Abstract Calling card case likely owned by Katharine Cornell.

Katharine Cornell collection

 Collection — Box: 1-22, 23A-D, 24-41, 42-44+, 45-64, 65-67+, 68
Identifier: MS 219.1
Overview The Katharine Cornell collection, 1890-1974 contains materials about Cornell's life and legacy, collected by family and close friends. Includes clippings, articles, photographs, books, scrapbooks, and personal items formerly in Cornell's possession.

Deborah Cornell Colwell collection on Katharine Cornell

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 219.4
Overview 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.

G. Thomas Pagnotta collection on Katharine Cornell

 Collection — Box: 1-4
Identifier: MS 219.3
Overview 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.

Katharine Cornell and Sidney B. Pfeifer Theatres Posters, DVDs and Videos

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16/7/1304
Overview This collection contains posters, DVDs, and videos from performances at the Katharine Cornell and Sidney B. Pfeifer Theatres.