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playwright

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

  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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.

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