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photographer , writer

Fernande Gardner Alexander, American writer, photographer. Recipient 1st prize New Jersey State Federation of Womens Clubs. Director Brownies scouts Girl Scouts United States, Montclair, 1949-1952; member county Republican committee, Montclair, 1948-1977; volunteer arboretum photographer Montclair Art Museum, since 1989. Member Montclair Golf Club, Bay Head Yacht Club.

Background

Alexander, Fernande Gardner was born on January 22, 1910 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Laurence Vaughn and Percita (West) Gardner.

Education

Student, Stuyvesant Secretarial School, 1927; student, American Academy of Dramatic Art, 1928-1929; student, Columbia University, 1930-1931.

Career

Actress, various stock companies, New York and New Jersey, 1931-1932; assistant editor, R.R. Bowker Company. New York City, 1932-1936; playwright, director, Montclair (New Jersey) Cosmopolitan Club, 1930-1950; playwright, director, Montclair Operetta Club, 1930-1950; playwright, director, Upper Montclair Women's Club, 1930-1950; board directors, Whole Theatre Company, Montclair, 1978-1985. With publicity department Essex County Opera Company, New Jersey, 1936-1977, Yard Sch.of Art, Montclair, 1966-1967.

Director Children's Theatre, Montclair, 1940-1943.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Doll House, 1987, (collection) 6 Plays, 1991 (short story) The Brink, 1933, (operetta) Tawya, 1946. Writer numerous one act plays for women.

Membership

Director Brownies scouts Girl Scouts United States, Montclair, 1949-1952. Member county Republican committee, Montclair, 1948-1977. Volunteer arboretum photographer Montclair Art Museum, since 1989.

Member Montclair Golf Club, Bay Head Yacht Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, theatre, homemaking, reading, traveling.

Connections

Married David Crampton, February 1934 (divorced July 1950). 1 child, Gail Vaughn Wesson. Married W. Alanson Alexander Junior, October 1953 (deceased July 1991).

1 stepchild, Will A. Alexander III.

father:
Laurence Vaughn Gardner

mother:
Percita (West) Gardner

spouses:
W. Alanson Alexander Junior

David Crampton

child:
Gail Vaughn Wesson Alexander