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Actress , director , producer.

Antoinette Perry, American actress, director, producer. Member League of New York Theatres, Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity Association, Theatre.

Background

Perry, Antoinette was born on June 27, 1888 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Daughter of William Russell and Minnie Betsy (Hall) Perry.

Education

Made debut as Dorothy in “Mistress Temple’s Telegram,” Powers Theatre, Chicago, 1905. Played the daughter in “The Music Master” with David Warfield, 1906-1907, 1908-1909, and Hallie in “The Grand Army Man,” 1907-1908. Played Rachel Arrowsmith in “Mr.

Pitt” with Walter Houston, 1924, Lil Corey in “Minick,” 1924, Ma Huckle in “Dunce Boy,” 1925, Belinda Treherne in “Engaged,” 1925, Judy Ross in “Caught,” 1925, Sophia Elphinstone Weir in “The Masque of Venice,” 1926, Margaret in “The Ladder,” 1926, Clytemnestra in “Electra,” 1927. Produced and directed with Brook Pemberton “Goin’ Home,” 1928, “Hot Bed,” 1928, “Strictly Dishonorable,” 1929, “Seven Year Love,” 1929, “Gone Hollywood,” 1930. Directed “Three Times the Hour,” 1931, “Divorce Me Dear,” 1931, “Christopher Comes Across,” 1932, “Personal Appearance,” 1934, “Ceiling Zero,” 1935, “Now You’ve Done It,” 1937, “Chalked Out,” 1937, “Red Harvest,” 1937.

“Kiss the Boys Goodbye,” 1938. “Lady in Waiting.” 1940. “Out from Under,” 1940, “Glamour Preferred,” 1940.

“Cuckoos on the Hearth,” 1941. “Janie,” 1942; “Pillar to Post,” 1943, “Harvey” 1944. Chairman Committee of Apprentice Theatre, American Theatre Council, and conducted auditions for theater aspirants, 1937-1939.

President Experimental Theatre, Incorporated (created by Actors Equity Association). Trustee Actors’ Fund of America. Secretary American Theatre Wing of British War Relief Society, 1940-1941.

Chairman, Board Of Directors American Theatre Wing War Service, Inc., 1941-1944.

Career

Made debut as Dorothy in “Mrs. Played the daughter in “The Music Master” with David Warfield, 1906-1907, 1908-1909, and Hallie in “The Grand Army Man,” 1907-1908. Played Rachel Arrowsmith in “Mr.

Pitt” with Walter Houston, 1924, Lil Corey in “Minick,” 1924, Ma Huckle in “Dunce Boy,” 1925, Belinda Treherne in “Engaged,” 1925, Judy Ross in “Caught,” 1925, Sophia Elphinstone Weir in “The Masque of Venice,” 1926, Margaret in “The Ladder,” 1926, Clytemnestra in “Electra,” 1927. Chairman Committee of Apprentice Theatre, American Theatre Council, and conducted auditions for theater aspirants, 1937-1939.

Membership

Member League of New York Theatres, Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity Association, Theatre. Clubs: Cosmopolitan, Junior League, National Arts, Twelfth Night (New York).

Connections

Married Frank Wheatcroft Frueauff, November 30, 1909 (died July 31, 1922). Children: Margaret Hall (actress as Margaret Perry), Virginia Day (deceased), Elaine Storrs.

father:
William Russell Perry

mother:
Minnie Betsy (Hall) Perry

spouse:
Frank Wheatcroft Frueauff

children:
Margaret Hall Perry (actress as Margaret Perry)

Virginia Day Perry (deceased)

Elaine Storrs Perry