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|Birthplace||Berlin, German Empire|
Stage actress, writer, producer
Born Feb. 16, 1898, in Berlin. American actress.
Cornell made her stage debut in 1917 in New York with the Washington Square Players and later acted in different companies. After her success in the role of Iris Fenwick (The Green Hat by M. Arlen, 1925), she became an acknowledged star of the commercial Broadway theater. In 1930 she and her producer husband G. McClintic organized a troupe; they toured the whole country, attracting a broad mass audience. Among her best roles were Elizabeth Barrett (The Barretts of Wimpole Street by Besier), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare), Joan of Arc (Saint Joan by Shaw), Masha (The Three Sisters by Chekhov), and Mrs. Patrick Campbell (Dear Liar by Kilty).
WORKSI Wanted To Be an Actress [3rd ed.]. New York .
REFERENCESMalvern, G. Curtain Going Up! The Story of Katharine Cornell. New York .
McClintic, G. Me and Kit. Boston .