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Harry Ellerbe Davis

Harry Ellerbe Davis, American educator.

Background

  • Davis, Harry Ellerbe was born on August 25, 1905 in Little Mountain, South Carolina, United States. Son of Braxton Bragg and Ada (Boland) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity South Carolina., 1927. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1940. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1962.

    Career

    • Director, Town Theatre, Columbia, South Carolina., 1929-1931. Member of faculty U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill and staff Carolina Playmakers, U. North Carolina, 1931-1968, professor dramatic art, 1949-1968, department chairman, 1958-1968, director Carolina Playmakers, 1958-1968. Member professional groups summers Surry (Maine) Playhouse, 1930, 31, Island Theatre.

      Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1934, 35, The Lost Colony, Manteo, North Carolina, 1938, 40: director Unto These Hills, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1950-1967, producer, 1967-1968.

    Works

    • Author articles in field.

    Membership

    Member of faculty U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill and staff Carolina Playmakers, U. North Carolina, 1931-1968, professor dramatic art, 1949-1968, department chairman, 1958-1968, director Carolina Playmakers, 1958-1968. Member professional groups summers Surry (Maine) Playhouse, 1930, 31, Island Theatre. Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1934, 35, The Lost Colony, Manteo, North Carolina, 1938, 40: director Unto These Hills, Cherokee, North Carolina, 1950-1967, producer, 1967-1968.

    Member of advisory board Institute Outdoor Drama, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1963-1968. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Cherokee History Association (board directors 1950-1968), Southeastern (past president), National theatre confs., American Ednl.

    Theatre Association (past board directors), American National Theatre and Academy.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Mallard Osterhout, August 29, 1965.
    • father: Braxton Bragg Davis
    • mother: Ada (Boland) Davis
    • spouse: Anne Mallard Osterhout
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    Died September 15, 1968
    (aged 63)
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