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Richard Henry Lipscomb

Richard Henry Lipscomb, American playwright. Member Mayor's Committee Music, Los Angeles, 1962—1964; member citizen's music com Station KFAC-FM, 1968—1974; Member of American Association of University Professors, Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American West, American Association Museum.

Background

  • Lipscomb, Richard Henry was born on October 29, 1918 in St. Louis. Son of Fred R. and Olive (Clendennen) Lipscomb.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Tulane University, 1941. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1942.

    Career

    • Assistant professor, director theater University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1946—1948. Associate professor drama University Texas, Austin, 1948—1949. Music and drama reviewer Citizen-News, Hollywood, California, 1949—1955.

      Casting director Wisbar Productions Fireside Theater, NBC-television, 1950—1953. Screenwriter Radio-Keith-Orpheum-Radio Pictures, Hollywood, 1954—1955. Assistant producer You Are There television program Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1955—1957.

      Motion picture researcher Associates & Aldrich, 1958—1966. Chief education and music concert producer Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, 1964—1984. Served United States Army, 1943-1946.

    Works

    • Author: (plays) The Other 23 1/2 Hours, with Louise Randall Pierson, 1961, Javelin, 1961, A Faculty for Drama, 1979, Wandervogel's Hearthside, 1979, Keeper of the Garden of Eden, 1984, Coming of Age in New Orleans, 1986, television script The Verdict is Yours, 1960 (nominated for Emmy award). Radio concert commentaries broadcast, Station KFAC-FM, Los Angeles, 1964-1984, television script Bannister Wins the Mile produced by Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1956.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Christian Church

    Membership

    Member Mayor's Committee Music, Los Angeles, 1962—1964. Member citizen's music com Station KFAC-FM, 1968—1974. Member of American Association of University Professors, Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American West, American Association Museum.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Mae Colwell, July 13, 1956. Children: Peter Stephen, Geoffrey Nicholas.
    • father: Fred R. Lipscomb
    • mother: Olive (Clendennen) Lipscomb
    • spouse: Lois Mae Colwell
    • children: Peter Stephen Lipscomb
    • Geoffrey Nicholas Lipscomb
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    Born October 29, 1918
    Died April 8, 2005
    (aged 86)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Tulane University
    • 1942
      Cornell University
    • 1946 - 1948
      Assistant, theater University Alabama
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1946 - 1948
      director, theater University Alabama
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1948 - 1949
      associate, professor drama University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1949 - 1955
      music and drama reviewer Citizen-News
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
    • 1950 - 1953
      casting director, Wisbar Productions Fireside Theater
    • 1954 - 1955
      screenwriter, Radio-Keith-Orpheum-Radio Pictures
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
    • 1955 - 1957
      assistant, producer You Are There television program Columbia Broadcasting System-television
    • 1958 - 1966
      motion picture researcher, Associates & Aldrich
    • 1964 - 1984
      chief education and music concert producer Natural History Museum
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