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Sylvia Regan

Sylvia Regan, American playwright. Recipient citition Federation Women Zionists of Great Britain and Ireland, 1953. Secretary Sydney Epstein Memorial Fund for Strang Cancer Clinic, New York City, 1948-1968. Member Dramatists Guild, Authors League of America, American Jewish History Society, National Council Jewish Women (citation of merit 1953).

Background

  • Regan, Sylvia was born on April 15, 1908 in New York City. Daughter of Louis and Esther (Albert) Hoffenberg.

  • Education

    • Student public schools.

    Career

    • Broadway actress, New York City, 1927-1931. With public relations and promotion department Theratre Union and Orson Welles Mercury Theatre, 1932-1939. Playwright, since 1940.

    Works

    • The Fifth Season
    • Comedy Sylvia Regan Characters: 6 male, 7 female Interior Set The scene is the plush show-room-and-office of two partners in the clothing business who have gorgeous models, beautiful furnishings, and no business.
    • Author: Morning Star, 1940, The Golden Door, 1951. Musical Great to be Alive, 1951. The Fifth Season, 1953.

      Libretto for grand opera The Golem, New York City, 1962

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Secretary Sydney Epstein Memorial Fund for Strang Cancer Clinic, New York City, 1948-1968. Member Dramatists Guild, Authors League of America, American Jewish History Society, National Council Jewish Women (citation of merit 1953).

    Connections

    • Married James J. Regan, February 11, 1931 (div. June 1936); married second Abraham Ellstein, November 7, 1940 (deceased March 1963).
    • father: Louis Hoffenberg
    • mother: Esther (Albert) Hoffenberg
    • spouses: James J. Regan
    • second Abraham Ellstein
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    Born April 15, 1908
    Nationality
    • 1927 - 1931
      Broadway actress
    • 1932 - 1939
      with public relations and promotion department Theratre Union and Orson Welles Mercury Theatre
    • 1940
      playwright

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